Photo © Abby Worth
Reading Thursday, 20 September with Tania Hershman @ 4pm
Cork Central Library, Grand Parade
By night, Nick Parker writes tiny tales, at an excruciatingly slow pace. They frequently turn up in anthologies and on the radio. His first collection, The Exploding Boy and other tiny tales (2011) was the first self-published fiction book ever to be reviewed by The Guardian. They said it was 'astonishing ... proof that the short story remains a public good'. By day he is creative director of the language consultancy The Writer. Ages ago he wrote a book all about toast, which Waterstone's described as a 'cult hit'. Before that, he was a cartoonist for Viz. He lives on the outskirts of town.