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.”
Yasmin Ali, Garrie Fletcher, Rob Ganley, Alan Mahar and Natalie White all appear in ‘Birmingham’, edited by C.D. Rose, part of the Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities series, alongside ten other writers. A real treat for Brummies and Brumophiles, featuring memoir, non fiction and stories set in the second city.
Luke, who was a TSFG member throughout the 00s and early 10s, has a second novel ‘Theft’ 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 an 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.