Sunday, 26 August 2018

A Short Affair

It is a great thrill to see 'Brad's Rooster Food', my shortlisted story from last year's Royal Academy Pin Drop competition, in A Short Affair, this beautiful hardback book published by Scribner (Simon & Schuster).

A Short Affair features in Red magazine's 'This Month's Best Books' (September issue)

The full list of authors is: Elizabeth Day, Bethan Roberts, Nikesh Shukla, Claire Fuller, Ben Okri, Anne O’Brien, A. L. Kennedy, Anna Stewart, Craig Burnett, Douglas W. Milliken, Will Self, Jarred McGinnis, Barney Walsh, Rebecca F. John, Joanna Campbell, Emily Bullock, Cherise Saywell and Lionel Shriver.

We had a wonderful time at the launch in the gorgeous life drawing room at the Royal Academy:

Here I am with Simon Oldfield, founder and artistic director of Pin Drop and Jessy Jetpacks, who created the stunning artwork which accompanied my story.

Lovely to browse in Hatchards before the event and spot A Short Affair on the shelves

I would highly recommend short story writers to enter the RA Pin Drop annual competition - I have had a wonderful experience since the shortlisting, both at the results announcement when Dame Penelope Wilton read Cherise Saywell's winning story, and then at the launch of A Short Affair. Huge thanks to everyone at Pin Drop Studio, The Royal Academy and Scribner. The book is available to buy from all usual outlets, including Amazon, priced £11.52.