Sunday 17th February, NTU Newton Building
2.45pm – 4.00pm
Following the success of International Short Story Night in June 2012, Megan Taylor will be hosting another event. This time we will be celebrating short stories at Nottingham’s Festival of Words. Our theme for the event is love, but expect far more than hearts and flowers:
Unique, unsettling and heartfelt tales from Niki Valentine, Caroline Smailes, Giselle Leeb, D.P. Watt and Alison Moore.
About the writers:
Alison Moore’s first novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012. Her debut short story collection will be published by Salt in 2013. Novelist Caroline Smailes (In Search of Adam, Black Boxes, Like Bees to Honey, Disraeli Avenue, 99 Reasons Why) co-wrote a short story collection, Freaks! which is published by The Friday Project, HarperCollins. Niki Valentine is the award winning author of The Haunted, Possessed and The Doll’s House. She also writes gritty, realist fiction as Nicola Monaghan. Giselle Leeb’s short stories have been published in Wet Ink, Mslexia and the Leaf anthology 2009 – she has now been shortlisted twice for Leaf’s story competition, alongside running up in the Global Short Story Competition. D.P.Watt’s collection of short stories An Emporium of Automata will be reprinted by Eibonvale Press in early 2013, and two novellas, The Ten Dictates of Alfred Tesseller and Dehiscence are available from Ex Occidente Press.