Northern Short Story Festival

Northern Short Story Festival

Had a great weekend in Leeds at the Northern Short Story festival, where Uschi Gatward, SJ Bradley and I read from our stories in the Resist: Stories of Uprising anthology.  It was lovely to be able to talk to a full room about the stories, the process and the importance of such stories in the current political climate in the UK …

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Northern Short Story Festival

Northern Short Story Festival

I will be appearing at the Northern Short Story Festival in Leeds, UK on Saturday June 1st to launch Resist: Stories of Uprising along with Uschi Gatward, SJ Bradley and Jude Brown.  The anthology, out by Comma Press, is a collection of 20 stories reimagining key moments of protest throughout British history and includes my contribution on the ‘95 to ‘98 dockers dispute in Liverpool …

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DA Prize for Short Fiction

DA Prize for Short Fiction

Really pleased to say that I have been shortlisted for the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction.  Run by award-winning short story publishers Comma Press and the University of Central Lancashire, the DA prize is in its first year and remembers writer (and Comma Press director) Dinesh Allirajah who passed away in 2014.  The winner and two runner ups will be announced on the 8th May.  For more on the prize and shortlisted writers have a look at Comma Press’ website.

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