Not So Little: Favourite Writers on Their Favourite Stories
Thursday 26th May 19:00 at London - Tottenham Court Road
Short story writers May-Lan Tan, KJ Orr, and Mahesh Rao will be reading from their own critically acclaimed short story collections and the work of short story writers they admire. In conversation, they will be introducing and discussing three favourite stories by Flannery O'Connor (‘Everything That Rises Must Converge’), lê thị diễm thúy (‘The Gangster We Are All Looking For’), and David Means (‘Stories I Used to Write’).
May-Lan Tan is the author of the short story collection Things to Make and Break (CB Editions, 2014) and the chapbook Girly (Future Tense, 2014). She lives in London. (www.may-lan.com)
K J Orr is an award-winning writer whose short fiction has appeared in publications including The Irish Times, The Dublin Review, The White Review, and The Sunday Times Magazine, and been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her work has featured in Best British Short Stories and has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award. Light Box, her debut collection of short stories, was published in February 2016. (kjorr.com)
Mahesh Rao is the author of the short story collection, One Point Two Billion (Daunt Books, UK, and 4th Estate, HarperCollins India). His short fiction has been shortlisted for various awards, including the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. His debut novel, The Smoke Is Rising, won the Tata First Book Award for fiction and was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and the Crossword Prize. (www.maheshrao.info)
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