We have a lot of events for you this autumn, with authors crossing the globe via skype and aeroplane from East Asia for our Book of Tokyo and Diao Dou events, to explorations of the science of sleep with our Spindles events, to events from the British great, David Constantine.

Have a look below and see what takes your fancy.


We’re Publisher in Residence at Durham Book Festival

We have four events at Durham this year, as well as being the festival’s inaugural Publisher in Residence. Join us at Durham on Saturday the 10th of October for these events:

Writing from Conflict: With Michelle Green and David Constantine – 3-4pm, Palace Green Library (Wolfson Gallery).

The Role of Indies, with Comma founder, Ra Page – 11.30-12.30pm, Palace Green Library (Wolfson Gallery).

The Book of Tokyo – 5pm onwards, Palace Green Library (Wolfson Gallery).

Spindles: Short Stories From the Science of Sleep – 6.30pm onwards, Palace Green Library (Wolfson Gallery).

Comma at Small Wonder Festival

David Constantine – 26th September, 8pm
David will read ‘In Another Country’, the short story that inspired the five star film 45 Years and discuss the story in relation to the film,  alongside a very special and secret guest.

The BBC National Short Story Award 2015 – 26th September, 4pm
Join shortlisted authors Mark Haddon and Frances Leviston with members of this years judging panel, Tash Aw, Sarah Hall and Di Spears.

BBC book cover Aug 2015_HR

Spindles: Short Stories From the Science of Sleep –  at Ilkley and Manchester

Ilkley Literature Festival – Sunday 18th October – 7.30pm – St. Margarets Hall

Manchester Science Festival – Thursday 22nd October – 6.30pm – BED bar

The Modern Surreal: Diao Dou in Manchester and London

Manchester Literature Festival – The Modern Surreal: Adam Marek and Diao Dou – 17th October – 4pm – International Anthony Burgess Centre

Free Word Centre’s Wanderlust Series – Diao Dou: Surreal Short Stories from China – 12th October – 7pm – Free Word Centre, London

Diao Dou Free Word Banner


….and finally, a thank you to all of you that came along to our events so far! 


Comma’s Ra Page and Atef Abu Saif at Chapter One    

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