This year’s Short Story Hour will be a showcase of new fiction from rising stars on the UK literary scene. Our headline act is Chibundu Onuzo, the youngest woman ever to be signed by Faber and Faber. Her debut novel, The Spider King’s Daughter was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Etisalat Prize, shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and Commonwealth Book Prize and won a Betty Trask Award. Her second novel, Welcome to Lagos was published in January 2017. Chibundu is currently pursuing a PhD in History at King’s College London.
Short Story Hour will also feature work from Naomi Ishiguro, who was the head of UCL Writers’ Society. She spent two years working as a bibliotherapist at Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath. Naomi is studying for an MFA in Creative Writing at UEA and working on her first novel.
Tristan Rogers’s writing has been featured in the UCL Writers’ Society Anthology, and he was part of the Slightly Foxed team for many years. Tristan is now editorial assistant at drawingmatter.org.
This will be a chance to sit down, listen, and get lost in the stories.
The event will be hosted by Leon Craig, who has read at Polari Salon, Swimmers London, and That’s What She Said, among others.