Book Launch: Brace

Comma Press’ acclaimed series of new writing anthologies have earned a reputation for showcasing the best emerging short story talent in the UK, and the latest edition, Brace, is no exception. Tonight’s launch intersperses short film adaptations of stories and poems commissioned by Comma Film, with live readings by three Brace authors:

Manchester’s Annie Clarkson is a poet, social worker and short story writer. Her collection of prose poems Winter Hands was recently published by Shadowtrain Books. ‘Lindy’, her contribution to the Brace anthology, is a beautifully controlled study of exploitation and coercion.

Rising star of UK indie literature, Chris Killen is a graduate of The University of Manchester’s MA in Creative Writing course. His first novel The Bird Room will be published by Canongate in spring 2009. He also writes a blog:

Guy Ware is a short story writer of rare talent, who’s been widely published in prize collections and anthologies, and is a regular contributor to the acclaimed “Tales of the Decongested” story readings at Foyles book shop in London.

Film screenings will begin at 18.00 and readings will start from 19.00.