You are all warmly invited to the launch of the 2015 edition of The New Luciad, the University of Leicester’s Creative Writing magazine. The event will take place in the Library Bookshop at 5.30pm on Friday the 10th of July. We will be providing wine, juice, and snacks, and asking some of our successful contributors to […]
In the next few days, I’ll be taking part in two public events, at Nottingham Festival of Words, and at the London launch of a unique book of essays. Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud, Nottingham Festival of Words, 12.15-1.15pm, Saturday 18 October See also: Nottingham Festival of Words’ website, here. Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud […]
My short story collection, Kontakte and Other Stories, which was first published in July 2013, has now been republished by Roman Books in a new second edition. The book is a collection of stories based around the theme of music, in different contexts. There are stories about music and love, music and sex, music and […]
We’re delighted to announce that Kontakte and Other Stories by the School of English’s Jonathan Taylor has been long-listed for the prestigious Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. The short-list will be announced on Friday the 13th.
An arts organisation and small publisher with strong links to the School of English and Centre for New Writing is to celebrate its tenth anniversary by publishing an anthology of poetry and short fiction, and running a recording project. Crystal Clear Creators, a well-known not-for-profit arts organisation and company limited by guarantee, which is co-directed by Jonathan Taylor, Lecturer […]
Dr Jonathan Taylor’s Kontakte and Other Stories has been short-listed for the Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection 2014 and The Leicester Shindig Open-Mic Poetry Evenings which Jonathan, as Crystal Clear Creators, runs with Nine Arches Press has also been shortlisted for the Saboteur Award for Best Regular Spoken Word Night 2014. The outcomes will be […]
Despite being deemed a “writer’s writer” and “the Canadian Chekhov”, Alice Munro has never achieved wide recognition. That has just changed. From now on, she will be known as “the Nobel Prize winning author”, having received the world’s most prestigious literary award on 10th October. At 82, Munro is not the oldest author to receive […]