Joanna Walsh and Claire-Louise Bennett will read from their work and reflect on the art of fiction.
Joanna Walsh's memoir Hotel was published by Bloomsbury in 2015. Vertigo will be published by And Other Stories in March 2016, and her first story collection, Fractals, was published in 2013. Her writing has been anthologised in Dalkey's Best European Fiction 2015, Salt's Best British Short Stories 2014 and 2015 and elsewhere, and has appeared in Granta Magazine, The Stinging Fly, Gorse, and many other journals. She reviews for The Guardian, the New Statesman and The National, edits at 3:AM Magazine and Catapult, and created and runs the Twitter hashtag #readwomen, heralded by the New York Times as ‘a rallying cry for equal treatment for women writers’.
Claire-Louise Bennett grew up in Wiltshire. After studying theatre and literature at the University of Roehampton she went to live in the west of Ireland. Her work has appeared in many publications including The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, Gorse, and The White Review. Her first book, Pond, is published by Fitzcarraldo.