An Evening of Readings

with Paul McVeigh, Sarah Hilary and  Rachel Heath

St James Wine Vaults, Bath, Saturday 17th October, 7.30-10.00 pm

This was a really fun evening. All the  authors are great readers. If you have a chance to hear them read, we recommend it. And we also recommend reading their novels. They all know how to write a cracking story.

Paul McVeigh is  co-founder of the London Short Story Festival and Associate Director of The Word Factory, the UK’s leading short story salon. His short fiction has been published in journals and anthologies and been commissioned by BBC Radio 4. He has read his work on BBC Radio 5 at the International Conference on the Short Story in Vienna, the Belfast Book Festival and the Cork International Short Story Festival. He will be reading extracts from his novel The Good Son which was published to acclaim in April by Salt Publishing and has recently been shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker’ Prize.

Sarah Hilary has worked as a bookseller, and with the Royal Navy. Her debut novel, Someone Else’s Skin won the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year 2015. It was the Observer’s Book of the Month (“superbly disturbing”), a Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller, and has been published worldwide. No Other Darkness, the second in the Marnie Rome series is out now. Sarah will read from both books on the night.

Rachel Heath Rachel worked as an editor in publishing, and then as a literary consultant for television and as a reader before writing her first book. Her first novel, The Finest Type of English Womanhood was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2009 and for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2010. Her second novel is Part of the Spell. She is also a contributor to the short story anthology The Best Little Bookclub in Town She has three children, and lives in Bath.