Join us for the next Short Story Salon in our series! We’ll be graced with readings from short story collections by May-Lan Tan (Things to Make and Break, Sceptre), Chris Power (Mothers, Faber), and Linda Mannheim (Above Sugar Hill, Influx Press). The authors will discuss why they’ve chosen to write short stories over novels and short stories’ place in contemporary literature. The panel will be moderated by the Reader’s program manager, Traci Kim.
May-Lan Tan was born in Hong Kong, where her family had migrated from Indonesia, and now lives in Berlin. Her fiction has been published in Zoetrope: All-Story, The Atlas Review, Areté, and The Reader. Things to Make and Break was first published by CB Editions in 2014 when it was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.
Chris Power lives and works in London. His ‘Brief Survey of the Short Story’ has appeared in the Guardian since 2007. His fiction has been published in The Stinging Fly, The Dublin Review and The White Review. Mothers is his first book.
Linda Mannheim’s Above Sugar Hill (Influx Press), details stories of a one time New York City landmark that became known for its high homicide rate and heroin trade. Eimear McBride wrote that: “Mannheim’s restive tales of her desiccated stretch of New York provoke and abide like a slap.” Linda’s work has appeared in 3:AM Magazine, Ambit, Catapult Story, Litro, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Her stories “Ghosts”, “Trigger”, and “Noir” have been released as Kindle Singles. Linda is one of the founders of Why, Why, Why: The Books Podcast, which asks writers why they wrote the books they wrote, editors why they decided to publish the book, and readers why they picked the book up and read it. Originally from New York, she is based in London and in Berlin, where she is doing research for her next project.
Door opens at 7, readings start at 7:30
€5 entry will count towards book sales