Posted on 8th September 2015

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Carys Davies to speak at Word Factory salon, 19 September

Join this year’s Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winner, Carys Davieswho will be speaking at the forthcoming Word Factory Autumn Salon at Waterstones, Piccadilly on 19 September (6-8pm).

Carys will read from her short story collection, The Redemption of Galen Pikewhich not only won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize this year, but went on to win the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.

2015 judge, Simon Savidge said, “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 unexpected tales to tell. I loved every single one.”

Carys will be joined by the inspirational Toby Litt and two powerful new voices, Tyler Keevil and Diriye Osman.

Afterwards, Word Factory founder and judge of this year’s prize, Cathy Galvin, will chair the Q&A.

More info available here.


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