Posted on 23rd June 2015

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The Redemption of Galen Pike

“Every story in this stunning collection is a gem and completely unlike what follows or precedes it. Davies’ diversity shows no bounds as she takes us from jails in the Wild West to a meeting with Queen Victoria, from Australian isolated farms to snowy Siberia where each time we meet fantastic characters with unlikely and…

Posted on 2nd June 2015

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Spread The Word announce the second London Short Story Festival

London’s writer development agency Spread The Word have announced the second London Short Story Festival. The festival will include talks, workshops and master classes, Q&A’s and readings from some of the world’s finest short story authors including: Ben Okri, Kevin Barry, Laura van den Berg, Jon McGregor, Dame Marina Warner, Deborah Levy, Cynan Jones, Carys…

Posted on 19th June 2014

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Little Egypt

“It’s the gothic mess that first grabs you in Little Egypt. There are beautiful descriptions of a house going to ruin, of decades’ of detritus piling up, of lives falling apart, fragmenting and closing in. Next comes the gripping story, the tomb-shadows and the moments of shock, horror and shame. But what most lingers afterwards…