Tony Peake (born 1951) is a novelist, short story writer and biographer.
1.1 Early life
2.1 Non Fiction
2.2 Short stories
3 External links
Tony Peakewas born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1951 to English parents. His father, Bladon Peake (1902–1972), was a theatre and film director. Peake was educated at Waterkloof House Preparatory School in Pretoria, St. Martin’s School in Johannesburg and at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, where he read History and English, graduating with a BA (Hons) in English.
Peake moved to London in 1973. He worked as production manager at the Open Space Theatre under Charles Marowitz and Thelma Holt. In the late seventies he lived for a while on Ibiza and taught English, History and Drama at the Morna Valley School. Since then he has lived in London and Mistley and worked in modelling, acting, film distribution and latterly as a literary agent.
As a short story writer and essayist, Peake has contributed to four volumes of Winter’s Tales (edited by Robin Baird-Smith, Constable), The Penguin Book of Contemporary South African Short Stories (edited by Stephen Gray), The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories (edited by Peter Burton, Robinson Publishing), New Writing 13 (edited by Toby Litt and Ali Smith, Picador), The Way We Are Now: gay and lesbian lives in the 21st century (a Stonewall (UK) anthology edited by Ben Summerskill, Continuum), Seduction (Serpent’s Tail), a themed anthology which he also edited, and Yes, I Am! Writing by South African Gay Men (compiled by Robin Malan & Ashraf Johaardien, Junkets Publisher, Cape Town).
Peake is also the author of two novels, A Summer Tide (Abacus, 1993) and Son to the Father (Little, Brown 1995; Abacus 1996), and the authorised biography of Derek Jarman (Little, Brown 1999; Abacus 2000; Overlook Press 2000; reissued in the States by the University of Minnesota Press 2011).
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‘Necessary Appendages’, in Winter’s Tales 7, edited by Robin Baird-Smith, Constable, London, 1991, ISBN 0-09-470810-X
‘Girl Dancing’, in Winter’s Tales 8, edited by Robin Baird-Smith, Constable, London, 1992, ISBN 0-09-471600-5
‘Necessary Appendages’, in The Penguin Book of Contemporary South African Short Stories, edited by Steven Gray, Penguin, London, 1993, ISBN 0-14-023726-7
‘A Son’s Sto