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London’s Word Factory is the national organisation for short story excellence. Run by writers, not for profit but for passion. Word Factory is for everyone who loves stories, bringing brilliant writers and readers together for conversation and fun. Meet our authors, join our masterclasses and make use of our advice, news and information.

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David Vann – A conversation at the Word Factory

Award-winning novelist David Vann read at the Word Factory Salon from his latest novel Bright Air Black, published by Penguin. Told with luminous poetic prose, Bright Air Black is a re-telling of the Medea myth from the author who describes himself as a neo-classical writer. The novel sympathetically presents both Medea’s humanity and brutality, testifying […]

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