with Paul McVeigh, Sarah Hilary and Tania Hershman
at St James Wine Vaults, Bath, Saturday 17th October, 7.30-10.00 pm
Readings, Q & A, Books for sale (cash only) free nibbles.
Cost: £3.00. Numbers limited, advanced tickets only. Book here via paypal or card
Paul McVeigh is co-founder of the London Short Story Festival and Associate Director of The Word Factory, the UK’s leading short story salon. His short fiction has been published in journals and anthologies and been commissioned by BBC Radio 4. He has read his work on BBC Radio 5 at the International Conference on the Short Story in Vienna, the Belfast Book Festival and the Cork International Short Story Festival. He will be reading extracts from his novel The Good Son which was published to acclaim in April by Salt Publishing and has recently been shortlisted for the Guardian ‘Not the Booker’ Prize.
Sarah Hilary has worked as a bookseller, and with the Royal Navy. Her debut novel, Someone Else’s Skin won the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year 2015. It was the Observer’s Book of the Month (“superbly disturbing”), a Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller, and has been published worldwide. No Other Darkness, the second in the Marnie Rome series is out now. Sarah will read from both books on the night.
Tania Hershman is the author of two short story collections, co-author of Writing Short Stories: A Writers’ & Artists’ Companion and her debut poetry chapbook is forthcoming in 2016. She is curator of ShortStops (www.shortstops.info), celebrating short story activity across the UK & Ireland, a Royal Literary Fund fellow at Bristol University and studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. www.taniahershman.com
Tania will be reading some of her short and very short stories and poems, as well as giving you a first look inside the new anthology she co-edited, with Pippa Goldschmidt, of short stories inspired by Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, ‘I am because you are’, to be published in September 2015 by Freight Books.
Paul’s That Killer First Page workshop at Bath Central Library in the afternoon is sold out.”