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Pete Kalu

Biography

Pete Kalu

Peter Kalu is well known as a poet, novelist, playwright and script writer. He started writing as a member of the Moss Side Write black writers workshop and has had five novels, two film scripts and three theatre plays produced to date. In 2002 he won the Kodak/Liverpool Film Festival Award for his script, No Trace. In March 2003 he won the BBC/Contact Theatre’s Dangeorus Comedy Script Award for his play, Pants.
 
He has lived in Hulme/ Moss Side/ Didsbury, Manchester; Edinburgh, Scotland; Leeds, Yorkshire; Lagos and Abia State (briefly), Nigeria; and San Francisco, USA. He trained in Kung Fu, regularly practising at the Wu Shu Kwan kung fu centre on the corner of Princess Rd and Alexander Rd, Manchester. He has four children. Before turning to writing he worked as a translator (of French and Spanish into English), a glass collector in a Leeds pub called the Shoulder of Mutton, and as a street busker around the North West. He has a degree in Law and further qualifications in software programming, Internet coding (HTML) and Marketing. He runs a Hulme based Carnival Band called Moko Jumbi (Ghosts of the Gods) which takes to the streets at Manchester Carnival every year in July on three feet high stilts! He is learning to tightrope walk.

Pete Kalu

Books by Pete Kalu

by Pete Kalu - Sports, Young Adult 12+

Marcus is the best player on his soccer team --- a graceful, fluid force who can dominate the pitch. He’s good enough, in fact, that there are rumblings that he is being scouted by Manchester United and could be playing for them as early as next year.