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Reading Friday, 21 September with Zsuzsi Gartner @ 9.15pm
Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork
Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. She is the author of four novels, Haweswater, The Electric Michelangelo, The Carhullan Army and How to Paint a Dead Man, and the winner of, amongst others, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Betty Trask Award, the John Llewellyn Ryhs Prize and the Portico Prize for Fiction. The Electric Michelangelo was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction.
“Monstrous events happen offstage over the course of these seven stories: beatings, maulings, suicide and abandonment. But their force is felt all the more powerfully through the measured precision of Hall's prose, which is always grounded in the exact immediacy of everyday detail.” The Guardian
“Balancing muscularity with achingly beautiful prose, these stories are dark, raw and heartbreaking. An immensely satisfying and haunting collection.” – Clare Wigfall