Contemporary fantastical stories have the wonderful ability to jerk us from the familiar and plunge us into the sheer strangeness of living in the twenty-first century, says Word Factory Apprentice Award Winner Giselle Leeb.
Adam Marek on Fantastical Fiction: ‘sometimes, what we wrestle with as humans isn’t explicable in realist terms’
Adam Marek is the author of the celebrated short story collections, Instruction Manual for Swallowing and The Stone Thrower. Word Factory Apprentice Award winner Giselle Leeb interviews him about how fantastical fiction compares to realist fiction, getting it published, and his favourite fabulist writers.
My article, ‘Writing in the Time of Coronavirus’, has just come out in Reckoning Magazine.
Ian Sansom on funny writing: ‘There are as many types of humour as there are people’
Ian Sansom is the author of the celebrated Mobile Library Mystery series. Word Factory Apprentice Award winner Giselle Leeb interviews him about humour writing, dark jokes and whether you can teach someone to be funny.
Wednesday 18th March 18:30 at Waterstones, Nottingham
Cancelled due to Coronavirus
We love a bit of Goth-lit here at Waterstones Nottingham, and the past year has brought a feast of great reads to suit our palette. Come and join us in the Sillitoe Room for a conversation about dark literature, with award-winning local horror writer Giselle Leeb and debut author Elizabeth Macneal, whose atmospheric ‘The Doll Factory’ is our Fiction Book of the Month for March.
The discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A and signing.