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Contemporary Gothic Day: Workshop with Andrew Hurley
Thu 30 March 2017, 14:00 – 15:30 BST
This event is part of the York Literature Festival 2017
14.00-15.30 Workshop: Andrew Hurley - De Grey Court, Room 126
Mark Blacklock (I'm Jack) and Andrew Michael Hurley (The Loney) each draw on the Gothic in different ways in their recent debut novels. I'm Jack interrogates our fascination with true crime, through its fictional engagement with the Yorkshire Ripper hoaxer, while The Loney draws on the Gothic dimensions of landscape in its rendition of the Cumbrian coast.
The authors will each run a daytime workshop. They will then both read from their novels and discuss the broader dimensions of their work in an evening event.
Born in Lancashire, Andrew Michael Hurley is the author of two short story collections, Cages and The Unusual Death of Julie Christie. The Loney, was first published by Tartarus Press in 2014 and was shortlisted for the inaugural James Herbert Award. It was subsequently republished by John Murray in 2015 and won the Costa First Novel Award and the British Book Industry awards for Debut Novel and Book of the Year. He lectures in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and is currently working on a second novel.