We’re on the road…
…to the floor upstairs at MadLab, to a small shop in the Northern Quarter I’ve never noticed before (which yielded some interesting window displays when we got hold of their collection of 3D block letters), and finally to a basement office in a grand old building near Victoria Station. In the process we’ve turned up all sorts of artefacts including a bag of fancy dress and a DIY pop-screen constructed from rulers and a pair of tights- a strange archaeology.It’s just a temporary move while the MadLab building is refurbished. The building itself has also revealed a hidden history- look at this charred window from a forgotten fire, uncovered from beneath a layer of plaster board.
Our Events page is freshly updated and packed with events in September and October for The Book of Rio, The Book of Gaza, and our soon-to-be published title Beta Life: Short Stories from an A-life future. Pairing fiction writers with experts in computing and robotics, this book explores artificial intelligence and how it will affect us all in 2070. Don’t miss the launch events at Lancaster Litfest (20th Oct) and Manchester Science Festival (23rd Oct). We’re really excited about this one.
But first- we are thrilled to announce a series of eventsfeaturing legendary Brazilian author Joao Gilberto Noll. Catch himreading from The Book of Rio at The Brazilian Embassy, London on Wednesday 24th September, Manchester on 25th September (venue tbc) and Small Wonder festival, Charleston on Saturday 27th September. This is a rare opportunity for fans of Latin American fiction to meet one of the biggest figures on the Brazilian literary scene. See our Events page for more info.
And one final thing- we have a new Arabic Editor! Christine Gilmore will be helping us out with our Arabic translation projects for three months in an internship sponsored by CASAW. We’re delighted to have her on board.