1 Mar 2017 - 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Faber Social Presents
A night of storytelling.
Sophie Mackintosh was born in South Wales in 1988, and is currently based in London. Her fiction and poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Granta Magazine, The White Review and TANK Magazine, amongst others. Her short story Grace is the winner of the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize, and her story The Running Ones won the Virago/Stylist Short Story competition in 2016. She is currently working on a novel about an isolated all-female family, and the devastation caused when men arrive at their shores.
Thomas Morris is from Caerphilly, South Wales. He was educated solely through the Welsh language until the age of eighteen. He now lives in Dublin, where he is the editor of The Stinging Fly magazine. His debut collection, We Don’t Know What We’re Doing, was published in 2015. It won Wales Book of the Year, the Rhys Davies Trust Fiction Award and the Somerset Maughan Prize.
Chibundu Onuzo was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1991. Her first novel, The Spider King’s Daughter, won a Betty Trask Award, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Commonwealth Book Prize, and was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Etisalat Prize for Literature. She is completing a PhD on the West African Student’s Union at King’s College London. Her new novel, Welcome To Legos, is published in January. Tonight she debuts a new short story.
Adam O’Riordan was born in Manchester in 1982 and read English at Oxford University. In 2008 O’Riordan became the youngest Writer in Residence at The Wordsworth Trust, the Centre for British Romanticism. His first collection of poetry, In the Flesh, won a Somerset Maugham Award in 2011. He is Senior Lecturer at the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. His debut short story collection, The Burning Ground, is published in January.
Julianne Pachico was born in 1985 in Cambridge, England. She grew up in Cali, Colombia, and has lived and worked abroad in various places, including Ecuador, Mexico and Indonesia. She is currently completing her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA. In 2015 she was longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and had two stories anthologized in Salt Publishing’s Best British Short Stories 2015. Her short stories have been published by the New Yorker, The White Review, Lighthouse and Litro. The Lucky Ones, her debut collection, is published in February.