Sidura Ludwig’s new book of stories is available.

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Sidura was a member of TSFG in the early 90s before returning to live in Canada. ‘You Are Not What We Expected’ follows her earlier novel ‘Holding My Breath’ published by Tindal Street Press in the UK. It has had an excellent critical reception, including endorsements from Jami Attenberg, author of All This Could Be Yours:

“A gorgeous, highly visceral, deeply felt collection of linked stories about how families work — and don’t work — together. The Levine family is unforgettable.”

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Luke Brown’s new novel launched in February.

Luke, who was a TSFG member throughout the 00s and early 10s, has a second novel ‘TLukeheft’ out soon. There is a launch in London on Feb 6th, and in Birmingham Waterstones on Friday 21st Feb., at 7pm. Further details: Luke Brown launch

‘Theft is a novel about the divisions in contemporary Britain, about north and south, rich and poor, men and women…

… Theft is Luke theftan exhilarating howl of a novel. With heart, bite and humour, Brown takes the reader beyond easy, partisan perspectives with this timely story of a divided society.’

Luke Brown grew up in a former fishing town on the coast of Lancashire. Luke moved to Birmingham in 1997 to do an English degree, and lived in Balsall Heath until 2013, during which time he spent a decade working as an editor for Tindal Street Press. He now works as a book editor, and a lecturer at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester. He has written two novels, My Biggest Lie and Theft, and his fiction has appeared in The White Review and Mal.

 

 

Gaynor Arnold and Annie Murray appearing together in Birmingham

Together with Carolyn Kirby, Gaynor and Annie will be discussing ‘their latest novels, as well as the idea of inventing the past, writing historical fiction, and their different connections to the local area.’ The event takes place at Waterstones, Birmingham on Thursday 25th July at 6:30pm.More details can be found here.

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Anthony Ferner’s new novel is out.

Anthony’s novel ‘Life in Translation’ is his third, and his second to be published by Holland Park Press. Link here.

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From the press release: Life in Translation vividly describes the ups and downs of life as a jobbing translator who dreams of literary fame…. The story is told through a mosaic of interlinked episodes that together create a picture of the narrator’s bumpy road to maturity. Finally, he realises, painfully, that he, a translator, is prone to ‘misreadings’: of his own strengths and weaknesses, of the women in his life, of the viability of his translation career, of the options open to him.

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Garrie Fletcher’s new novella published.

Garrie’s novella ‘Submerged’ was launched last night at Birmingham Whisky Club. A great time was had by all.

‘Submerged’ is one man’s journey across a deserted land in search of his family. Beset by packs of wild dogs, unnerving dreams, and the ‘ping’ of sonar, it isn’t until he returns to the overgrown city he once called home, determined to take his own life, that he realises his demons are not merely external.

Garrie Fletcher’s surreal and disturbing novella takes us on a strange journey through a dystopian landscape of the mind. Link here.

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