Kit de Waal’s story on Radio 4.

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.

This programme will be available shortly after broadcast

Adrift at the Athena

Shorts: Writing WestEpisode 1 of 3

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.

Mick Scully’s short story success

Congratulations to Mick Scully whose story ‘The Sea in Birmingham’, has been chosen for the 2014 edition of Salt Publishing‘s Best British Short Stories series. Mick’s piece is also the title story of TSFG’s 30 year celebration anthology.

Salt’s annual series (edited by Nicholas Royle) reprints the cream of short fiction by British writers. Alan Beard’s story, ‘Staff Development’, was included in 2011, and Joel Lane’s story, ‘Those Who Remember’, featured in the 2012 edition.