The long life of short fiction

Saturday 16 June 2018

11.00 – 12.00

The long life of short fiction. Three critically acclaimed short story writers discuss their art.


Are short stories enjoying a renaissance? Did they ever go away? What can they do that novels can’t? And how does it feel to write one that works? Short story readings, discussion and Q&A with Eley Williams, David Hayden and Clare Fisher.


Eley Williams, winner of the Republic Of Consciousness Prize and long and shortlisted for several others is the University of Greenwich’s current writer in residence and author of Attrib, a book published by Influx Press and described in the Guardian as “tender” and “beautiful”.


In hands of David Hayden, “writing is a magical operation” according to Claire-Louise Bennett. His debut collection Darker With The Lights was published by Little Island Press and shortlisted for The Republic Of Consciousness Prize. The Irish Times said it is “exquisitely weird”, The Guardian “brilliantly disturbing and unclassifiable”. He is also a publisher with considerable knowledge and insight into the industry.


How The Light Gets In, the first short story collection by Clare Fisher, is published with Influx Press in June. Her stories have won prizes like the prestigious Spread The Word Prize, and she has also recently published a novel, All The Good Things, described in The Sunday Times as “moving and compassionate”.


Age: 16+

This event will be followed by a book signing



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