Annie Murray’s ‘War Babies’ was launched with a VE Day party at Kings Heath Library. Photographs below show Annie with ration book; the happy crowd at the library; Sophie Greenwood (from ED Public Relations) and Nikki Bi (from the Library of Birmingham).
Annie Murray’s sixteenth (? – could be more!) novel ‘War Babies is launched today (May 5th 2015). Full details here.
Anthony’s novella ‘Winegarden’ has been accepted by Holland Park Press. More details here. Congratulations, Anthony.
She has won and been listed in numerous competitions for her short stories (including Costa Short Story Prize, The Bridport Prize, Bath Short Story Award, Bare Fiction and Fish Publishing) and has recently signed a three-book deal with Viking, an imprint of Penguin.
The Institute of Creative and Critical Writing
Thursday, 19 March 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)
Birmingham, United Kingdom
further details here.
Polly Wright has developed her story ‘Seagulls in Sparkhill’ (originally published in TSFG’s anthology ‘The Sea in Birmingham’) into a play which will be performed at the Birmingham Rep on 12th March as part of the student drama festival.See this webpage for more details.
Photo from LiveBrum site.
Kerry’s book ‘North Atlantic Drift’ was launched on Friday 6th February. Details here. Some pictures from the launch (copyright: Tom Griffiths):
TSFG member Kerry is launching her YA book ‘North Atlantic Drift’ on Friday 6th February 7:30 @ St Patrick’s Irish Club in Leamington Spa. You can purchase and find more details here.
Gaynor has been invited to speak on ‘Inventing the Past’ and she will talk about the genre sometimes described as ‘bio-fiction’. Her two nineteenth century novels, Girl in a Blue Dress and After Such Kindness are works of the imagination, but centre on actual historical people. Girl in a Blue Dress looks at the marriage of Charles Dickens from his wife’s point of view, while After such Kindness re-imagines the relationship between the child Alice and the adult Lewis Carroll.
Date: 17th Dec 2014. Venue: Baker 508, City North Campus (Perry Barr). 1-2pm.
To top off a brilliant year (eg winner of the Bridport Flash Fiction prize; see below for more!) Kit has secured a deal for her first novel ‘My Name is Leon’ with Viking.
Book Trade says: Kit de Waal’s dazzlingly painful and uplifting debut takes the reader inside the mind of a little boy who will enchant and live on in the reader’s mind long after the last page is read.
Well done, Kit. Read more here: http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/57187/nl
Don’t miss Kit de Waal’s contribution to the Midlands Odyssey (see post below), soon to be aired on Radio 4, Sunday 30th November @7:45pm. A link to more details.
Adrift at the Athena
SHORTS: New writing. New writers.
The first of three Midlands Odysseys: short stories written in response to The Odyssey – transplanting episodes from Homer’s epic to contemporary Midlands settings.
Ulysses Tate has been away for a long time and is trying to get home. At the Athena launderette, he meets a woman who shows him great kindness.
By Kit de Waal.
Producer: Mair Bosworth.