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An evening with the inspirational David Mitchell, 12th July 2017.

David Mitchell Unpublished Event

Posted on July 19th, 2017 by Eloise Wales

We were deighted to welcome one of the most inventive, genre-bending storytellers working today, David Mitchell There is more…

Flash of the Month: July 2017

Posted on July 17th, 2017 by Eloise Wales

Thanks again for all your wonderful stories on the theme of citizenship, identity and belonging. We were spoilt for choice and had a hard time selecting just one from the diverse, imaginatively-told entries. In the end, we chose Rachael Dunlop’s heart-stoppingly intimate tale about identity, ‘Nothing At All’. It is a beautiful example of the short form, with stunning imagery, precise use of language and a final, lingering line that works so well. Congratulations, Rachael!

This time around, we have also selected two highly commended stories, which we particularly loved. First up, ‘(almost) Adult’ by Jenny Richards – a witty piece about a teenager trying to fit in, with pitch-perfect characterisation; our second mention goes to ‘Blue Ice’ by Shannon Savvas – a story with dreamy prose and a powerful ending. There is more…

Avani Shah part of the podcast series, NEW VOICES

Posted on July 11th, 2017 by Eloise Wales

Avani ShahWord Factory Apprentice and Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize shortlisted author, Avani Shah is part of NEW VOICES, a three-part podcast series from 4th Estate Books and a happy offshoot from the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize.

The second episode tackles the challenges and process of getting an agent with Emma Paterson (agent at Rogers, Coleridge & White), Avani and shortlisted author, Kit Fan. There is more…

David Mitchell to discuss his writing life at Word Factory

Posted on July 4th, 2017 by Eloise Wales

David Mitchell is the bestselling author of seven novels including Cloud Atlas,The Bone Clocks and Slade House. With his wife, KA Yoshida, he has translated the extraordinary autism memoirs of Naoki Higashida: The Reason I Jump and Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8 – you can find out more about the books in the videos below.

On 12th July, 7pm at Waterstones Piccadilly, David will give an exclusive reading of new work and discuss his writing life with writer and Word Factory regular, Adam Marek. Don’t miss this truly memorable event – book now. There is more…

7/17: News & Opportunities Round-up

Posted on July 1st, 2017 by Eloise Wales

Compiled by Editorial Manager Eloise Wales from Associate Director Paul McVeigh’s blog. A monthly listing you can’t afford to miss. See the links below.

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