Special guest at the monthly writers’ gathering is Cynan Jones, who will be discussing some of the key questions that face all writers. How do ideas form in the first place? And how do you bring them to life when they have?
“In Stillicide, water is commodified. The Water Train that serves the city increasingly at risk of sabotage. As news breaks that construction of a gigantic Ice Dock will displace more people than first thought, protestors take to the streets and the lives of several individuals begin to interlock. A nurse on the brink of an affair. A boy who follows a stray dog out of the city. A woman who lies dying. And her husband, a marksman: a man forged by his past and fearful of the future, who weighs in his hands the possibility of death against the possibility of life.
“From one of the most celebrated writers of his generation, Stillicide is a moving story of love and loss and the will to survive, and a powerful glimpse of the tangible future.”
Cynan Jones is the author of five short novels, The Long Dry, Everything I Found on the Beach, Bird, Blood, Snow, The Dig, and Cove which have been published in over 20 countries. He has won a Society of Authors Betty Trask Award 2007, a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014, the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize 2015 and the BBC National Short Story Award 2017. He has also written scripts for television and stories for radio, and a collection of children’s tales. Other short fiction has been widely published in anthologies and publications including Granta Magazine and The New Yorker.
A writers’ showcase will feature readings from three up-and-coming writers at this event. To submit work to read at this event, visit https://www.novelnights.co.uk/submissions/