Literary Death Match pugilist

I had an amazing time last night taking part in Literary Death Match, London, Episode 27. I was there representing Untitled Books, who recently published the short story from which I read an extract. It was a real pleasure to share the stage with Polly Courtney, Jonathan Lee and Benjamin Wood, who all read fantastic pieces.

The evening’s finale between the literary round winners (Jonathan and me) was a bizarre game of anagrams that involved moving around card-clutching volunteers from the audience so that they spelled out the names of famous authors. Jonathan – clearly much better at puzzles than me – was a deserving winner. I was happy to finish as runner-up.

I enjoyed meeting all of the night’s readers as well as the judges, Dr Brown, Rich Fulcher and Katy Guest, and the fantastic Literary Death Match team.

Short story in Untitled Books

I’ve been a big fan of Untitled Books ever since the website started, so I’m really happy that my short story “The Picture of Mrs Brewster” appears in Issue 45 this month.

As usual, their June edition features fascinating articles about books and writing, interviews with writers, and short fiction from new and established authors.

Many thanks to Jack Blanchard, Sarah Butler, Ariella Feiner, Emma Claire Sweeney and Wayne Milstead for your encouragement and helpful feedback on early drafts of this piece.