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Paul McVeigh

Paul McVeighPaul’s work has been performed on stage and radio, published in print and been translated into seven languages. He began his career as a playwright before moving to London where he wrote comedy shows, which were performed at the Edinburgh Festival and in London’s West End.

His short stories have been published in literary journals and anthologies, read on BBC Radio 5 and commissioned by BBC Radio 4. He is the Co-Founder of London Short Story Festival, of which, he was the Director and Curator for 2014 & ’15

The Good Son, his first novel, was Brighton’s City Reads for 2016, shortlisted for The Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award, finalist for The People’s Book Prize and longlisted for the Polari Prize. It was also shortlisted for The Guardian’s ‘Not The Booker’ Prize in 2015. The Good Son was selected from 160 books by The British Council and The Literary Platform to be one of twelve that will be part of The UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature 2016. He won the McCrea Literary Award in 2015.

Paul represented the short story in the UK at the International Conference on the Short Story in Vienna and in Mexico 2015 and Turkey 2016 for The British Council.

Paul’s blog for writers which posts on submission opportunities for journals and competitions gets 40,000 hits a month and has had over a 1 1/4 million visitors.

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