Gavin Knight has written for the Guardian, Newsweek, Esquire, The Times, Prospect and many other publications. "
" Over a two-year period he was regularly embedded with police units in inner-city London, Manchester and Glasgow. He also spent time with dozens of violent criminals involved in gang and gun crime. Hood Rat is his first book.
Gavin Knight, tell us about the role "New Journalism" played in writing Hood Rat and how this influenced the character portrayal of David Kennedy.
Gavin Knight offers a chapter-long extract of his gripping novel Hood Rat.