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Join us on Thursday 12th September at 6.30pm
for the Edinburgh launch of
The Best British Short Stories 2013
With readings from Regi Claire, Anneliese Mackintosh & Lesley Glaister!
The third in a series of annual anthologies, The Best British Short Stories 2013 reprints the cream of short fiction by British writers, first published in 2012. These stories appeared in magazines from the Edinburgh Review to Granta, in anthologies from various publishers, and in authors’ own short story collections. They appeared online at 3:AM Magazine, Fleeting and elsewhere.
“Let's hope this series becomes an annual fixture.” The Guardian
“If you are new to short stories or are going to get only one short story collection this year then we recommend this one highly” —LOVEREADING UK
“Royle’s (excellent) taste means that little explosions of weirdness or transcendence often erupt amid much well-observed everyday life.” —BOYD TONKIN The Independent
About the Authors
Born and brought up in Switzerland, Regi Claire is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Queen Margaret University and a creative-writing tutor at the National Gallery of Scotland. She is the author of four books. Her work has twice been shortlisted for a Saltire Book of the Year Award and has been longlisted for the MIND Book of the Year Award and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize for best collection. Her first published short story won the Edinburgh Review Tenth Anniversary Short Story Prize. Her most recent novel is The Waiting, set mostly in Edinburgh, where she lives with her husband, the Edinburgh Poet Laureate Ron Butlin, and their golden retriever.www.regiclaire.com
Anneliese Mackintosh's short stories have appeared in The Best British Short Stories 2013, Edinburgh Review, Gutter, Causeway/Cabhsair, and elsewhere. Her fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland. In 2012 she was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and won first prize for the Unbound Press Short Story Award. Her debut short story collection will be published by Freight in 2014. She lives in Manchester. www.anneliesemackintosh.com.
Lesley Glaister is a fiction writer, playwright and teacher of writing. Her first novel was published in 1990 and since then she’s published 11 further novels and numerous short stories. She received both a Somerset Maugham and a Betty Trask award for Honour Thy Father (1990), won the Yorkshire Post Author of the Year Award in 1993 for Limestone and Clay and has been short and long-listed for literary prizes for her other novels. She has had broadcast several dramas on BBC Radio 4 and her first stage play, Bird Calls, was performed at Sheffield’s Crucible Studio Theatre in 2004. She had three grown up sons and lives in Edinburgh (with frequent sojourns to Orkney) with husband Andrew Greig. She teaches creative writing at the University of St Andrews and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. http://lesleyglaister.weebly.com/index.html
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