Charles Wilkinson’s SPLENDID IN ASH is now available to order from the Egaeus Press website. This book contains seventeen previously uncollected stories from a writer whose seemingly effortless ability to turn the ordinary, the everyday, the outwardly mundane volte-face into regions of feverish weirdness is unrivalled.
Order details: http://www.egaeuspress.com/Splendid_in_Ash.html
Four TSFGers appear in the forthcoming Book of Birmingham – current members Alan Beard and Sibyl Ruth, ex member Kit de Waal and the late and much missed Joel Lane. The editor Kavita Bhanot is also an ex member. The book is being launched on Friday 5th October 2018 at the Conservatoire, Birmingham at 6pm. More here.
Mantle Lane Press have taken Garrie’s short story, Electricity, to be included in a wonderful anthology that focuses on outsiders. The collection is entitled Songs for the Elephant Man. They’re also going to publish a long short story of his called ‘Submerged’. More news on this soon.
On the performance front, he’ll be reading a short story as part of a Room 204 sharing session at the Birmingham Literature Festival on Sat 6 Oct, 10am, at Birmingham Rep and the ticket price includes a tea/coffee and a pastry. Join him and other writers like Jane Campion Hoye, Lisa Blower and Amarjit Nar and meet other writers and readers!
He is also appearing at a ‘Country Voices’ event, on Saturday 15 December, 2:30-4pm. It’s at the Meadow Inn, a charming venue above the River Severn in Ironbridge.
You’ll find more out about Garrie at his website.
Kit’s follow up to the wildly successful ‘My Name is Leon’, ‘The Trick to Time’ was praised on its recent release and made it on to the longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018. Fingers crossed she wins it!
Warwick Books are hosting a Cinnamon Press reading by Nigel Hutchinson, Connie Ramsay Bott and Marg Roberts on Thursday, 15th March at 7.00pm. Tickets in advance can be bought from Warwick Books.
If you live in the area please support local writers published by an independent publisher and hosted by an independent book shop.
Find out more about Marg here: http://www.margroberts.co.uk/
Joel, who died in 2013, continues to have his work published in new collections, and this one from Dreampress looks particularly lovely:
(pic: Nicholas Royle).