Today, some four years after I began to write it, I held my short story collection, How the Light Gets In, in my hands. The photo makes clear how I feel about this, I think. I wrote more about its unusual route to publication in this BigBookend blog.
There will be free launch events in both London and Leeds, featuring readings, chattings, drinkings & YOU. I’ll also be talking on panels at the Northern Short Story Festival and Greenwich Literary Festival. (Deets below).
Panel event: Writing Prize-winning Collections with Influx Press at Northern Short Story Festival, Saturday 2 June, Carriagework Theatre, Leeds
The Long Life of Short Fiction with Eley Williams & David Hayden at Greenwich Book Festival, Saturday 16 June, 11am
How the Light Gets In launch (London) at Burley Fisher Books, Thursday 14 June, 7pm
How the Light Gets In launch (Leeds) at Hyde Park Book Club, Thursday 21 June, 6.30pm