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Tessa Hadley & K J Orr

The Art of the Short Story

Thursday 29th June at 6:30pm  |  Daunt Books Hampstead  |  Tickets £5.00

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Join us as Tessa Hadley and K J Orr discuss The Art of the Short Story. Bad Dreams is Hadley’s third story collection, and Light Box is BBC National Short Story Award 2016 winner Orr’s debut.

‘Hadley’s quiet rise to become one of Britain’s best writers is further confirmed by her new collection, Bad Dreams and Other Stories… These well-turned, exceptionally nuanced pieces are solidly evocative of place, period…and sensory detail.’ Phil Baker – Sunday Times

Light Box is... atmospheric and haunting, delicate and fierce. K J Orr writes with radical precision and beauty, and this collection shines a masterful light on the quiet, often unseen moments that have the power to remake a life.’ – Laura van den Berg

Tessa Hadley is the author of five highly praised novels, including Accidents in the Home, which was longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award; The London Train, which was a New York Times Notable Book; and Clever Girl. She is also the author of two short story collections, Sunstroke and Married Love, which were New York Times Notable Books as well. Her stories appear regularly in The New Yorker. She lives in London.

K J Orr's stories have been recognised by numerous awards, and have appeared in publications including Best British Short Stories 2015, the White Review, and the Sunday Times Magazine. Her short fiction has been widely anthologised, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Poetry Review, the TLS and the Guardian, among others. She is currently a Teaching Fellow at UEA. She lives in London.

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Thursday 29th June 2017
Event starts at 6:30pm .

This event takes place at Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, London NW3 2QB

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