Hamish Hamilton magazine launch
Wednesday, 19 September @ 4pm
Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork
Five Dials is a highly respected online literary journal published by Hamish Hamilton in London but not limited to Hamish Hamilton authors. Edited by Craig Taylor, Five Dials has published poems, essays, memoir, short fiction and novel extracts from prestigious authors from all over the world. Distributed in Portable Document Format (PDF), Five Dials is best downloaded, printed out and enjoyed away from the computer. Typographically it is a work of art and every issue features wonderful, commissioned illustrations. For the September issue Craig Taylor has assembled a special issue drawing exclusively on writers participating in the Cork International Short Story Festival. The issue will go live internationally at this launch and Craig Taylor will be on hand to talk about Five Dials and his editorial priorities. Readings from the contributing writers will take place throughout the festival.
Craig Taylor’s non-fiction has appeared in the most prominent newspapers in three countries: The Guardian, The New York Times, and The Globe And Mail. His fiction has appeared in The Mississippi Review. He is the author of One Million Tiny Plays About Britain originally for The Guardian's Weekend magazine. Three of these plays were printed on handbags and given to the winners at the Cannes Film Festival. He has published his own photocopied magazines, including The Review of Everything I’ve Ever Encountered and Dark Tales of Clapham. His first book, Return To Akenfield, was published by Granta in 2006. More recently he has published Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now—As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It and Long for It (Granta 2011)