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Experiments in prose: Eley Williams, David Hayden and Russell Persson
20th October 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm£4
Join authors Eley Williams (Attrib. & other stories), David Hayden (Darker With the Lights On), and Russell Persson (The Way of Florida) as they read from and discuss some of the most innovative fiction to be published in recent years.
Praised by the likes of Eimear McBride and Kevin Barry, DAVID HAYDEN is one the most imaginative writers at work today. Darker with the Lights On, his first collection, is a giddy, absurd, bleak yet hilarious look at a world not quite our own.
ELEY WILLIAMS’S debut collection, Attrib. & other stories, centres upon the difficulties of communication and the way in which one’s thoughts – absurd, encompassing, oblique – may never be fully communicable and yet can overwhelm. Her writing has received staunch praise from the likes of Joanna Walsh and Michael Hofmann.
RUSSELL PERSSON debut novel, The Way of Florida, recasts the tragic story of the failed Narváez expedition – a calamitous attempt to establish Spanish colonies along the Gulf Coast – in bracing, beautiful language. Relentless, urgent and above all musical, it has been called ‘An absolute triumph’ by Sam Lipsyte, and has received heady endorsements from the likes of Michael Kimball, Brian Evenson and Gordon Lish.