Short Story Evening at Salisbury Literary Festival: Irenosen Okojie, Susmita Bhattacharya & Me

I’m doing another event at Salisbury Literary Festival (the other is a class here). I hope some you can come along.


Short Story Evening: Irenosen Okojie, Susmita Bhattacharya & Paul McVeigh

OCTOBER 19, 2019 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM 


“Rounding off a packed day of events, join us at Culture Coffee and settle back with a glass of wine (included in the ticket price) for an evening of fabulous short stories in the company of the award-winning authors, Irenosen Okojie, Susmita Bhattacharya and Paul McVeigh

Irenosen Okojie’s debut novel, Butterfly Fish, won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Edinburgh First Book Award. Her first short story collection, Speak Gigantular was shortlisted for the Edgehill Short Story Prize, the Jhalak Prize, the Saboteur Awards and nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award. Irenosen was recently made a fellow of The Royal Society Of Literature as part of their 40 Under 40 initiative. Her latest short story collection, Nudibranch is published in November by Dialogue Books.

Susmita Bhattacharya is an author and a creative writing tutor at Winchester University. Her short stories have been internationally published, nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Susmita’s collection of short stories, Table Manners, was published in 2018 by Dahlia Publishing and was the winner of the best short story collection at this year’s Saboteur Awards.

Paul McVeigh’s debut novel, The Good Son, won The Polari First Novel Prize and The McCrea Literary Award. He is co-founder of London Short Story Festival and has judged national and international literary prizes. Paul’s short stories have appeared in Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers and Being Various: New Irish Short Stories.”


“I devoured it in a day, but I’ve thought about it for many, many more.”
Bailey’s Prize-winner Lisa McInerney
“A triumph of storytelling. An absolute gem.”
Donal Ryan

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