The Man With the Gold

Hannibal and the Masked Girl

Short Shorts Pentameters

Fugues on a Funny Bone - and other published short stories


Journalism and reviews

Rootball campaigns
and events

Rootball writers: teaching



janwoolf63 at gmail.com


Most of my theatre reviewing has been for the Morning Star and International Times. Reviewing is a good exercise for writers, requiring critique as well as praise and the ability to capture an idea without going on about it/succinctly. Looking at the structure of a play also helps with my own work.

My articles for the Morning Star, and for International Times.


2021 My introduction for John Pilger's film The War You Don't See can be viewed on the Sands Films site by scrolling down to Documentaries, choosing The War You Don't See, and skipping forward 15 minutes.
2021 The video of my talk 'Vital signs - Literature post Covid' for the Communist Party's centenary series, Pandemonium, chaired by Ben Chacko, can be viewed on Facebook.

Commissioned, published articles

2020 Book review, ‘Foot Work: What Your Shoes Are Doing to the World’, for the Morning Star
2019 Theatre review, ‘Warheads’, for the Morning Star
2019 Theatre review, ‘Blues in the Night’, for the Morning Star
2019 Theatre review, ‘Europe Ahead of its Time’, for the Morning Star
2018 Article, ‘A Dog Barked in India’ http://internationaltimes.it/a-dog-barked-in-India
2017 Harry Adams interviewed http://internationaltimes.it/the-interrogation-of-steve-lowe-l-13
2014 Article, ‘No Glory, a campaign’ https://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/jan-woolf/no-glory-–-campaign
2011/2 ‘Off the Shelf’ at Blacks, London, for UK Writer Writers Guild of Great Britain
2011 ‘Death of a Nightingale, Teacher
2006 ‘Rootball Writers’, NAWE Journal
2003 ‘Peace of Cake’, Ullapool News
2002 ‘Body and Soul’ (on viewing porn, pseudonym Jan Chambers ), The Guardian www.guardian.co.uk

Commissioned, published book reviews
Jan has written reviews as cultural coordinator for the NoGlory in war campaign.
2018 Easy Verses for Difficult Time by David Erdos reviewed for International Times, http://internationaltimes.it/david-erdos-easy-verses-for-difficult-times/
How Many Hopes Lie Buried Here Mother by Roelof Bakker reviewed for No Glory in War
Hair Trigger 31, new American short story anthology, National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) Journal
2010 Catching the Cascade, a poetry anthology by Paul Lyalls, National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) Journal
2010 Spellwell by Mike Dibb, Teacher Journal
2005 Our Thoughts are Bees: Writers Working with Schools, National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) Journal
2002 Crooked Angels by Carol Lee, British Journal of Psychoanalysis

2022 Neil Faulkner, The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/mar/15/neil-faulkner-obituary
2017 Heathcote Williams, The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/jul/16/letter-heathcote-williams-obituary
2017 John Berger, International Times, http://internationaltimes.it/john-berger-a-personal-reflection/
Ruth Boswell, The Guardian, www.theguardian.com/film/2015/nov/04/ruth-boswell
Richard Hamilton, The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2011/sep/14/richard-hamilton-obituary-letter
Adrian Mitchell, The Guardian
Peter Townsend, The Guardian

2010 Interview with Ken Livingstone, from within Peter Kennard’s retrospective at Raven Row, Shoreditch, Resonance FM

2014 Interviewed for Red Wedge Magazine, 5 August 2014, www.redwedgemagazine.com

Interview with Ken Livingstone