Starring at this very special event on September 29 is:
> Jon McGregor, author of This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You and the IMPAC Dublin Literature Award-winning Even the Dogs, and editor of the literary journal The Letters Page. His new novel Reservoir 13 will be published by 4th Estate in Spring 2017.
> Zoe Lambert, author of The War Tour, founder of cult Manchester literature night Verberate, and member of the board of the Northwest Short Story Network. She is an active campaigner for the rights of asylum seekers and her her fiction has appeared in Lamport Court, Bracket and The Independent on Sunday.
> Rachel Trezise, author of the International Dylan Thomas Prize-winning short story collection Fresh Apples, and In And Out Of The Goldfish Bowl. Her debut full length play Tonypandemonium was staged by National Theatre Wales in 2013 and published in Bloomsbury’s Contemporary Welsh Plays in 2015.
Head Land features writers nominated for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. The stories explore the domestic and the fantastic, the past and the present in writing that is sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, but always brilliant.
Pioneered by Edge Hill to spotlight excellence in the short story form, the Prize attracts established writers competing alongside relative newcomers, showcasing fresh, compelling work from the finest single-author collections published in the UK and Ireland.
We are proud to be bringing this launch the the unique and thrilling Portico Library. Tickets are on sale now. There will be a cash bar at the event.