News and Events
The Rathbones Folio Prize has released its 20 book longlist and I’m delighted to say West is on it, along with:
Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young (Bloomsbury)
The Crossway by Guy Stagg (Picador)
Francis: A Life in Songs by Ann Wroe (Chatto and Windus)
Ghost Trees by Bob Gilbert (Saraband)
Click through for the full longlist.
Paperback editions of West will be out in the UK and US in early April.
Applications are open for The Word Factory's 2019-2020 Apprenticeship scheme. I'll be joining Lisa Blower, Chris Power and Leone Ross to mentor four emerging short story writers. How you apply depends on where you live, so check the Word Factory website here for details. Deadline February 7th.
Cynan Jones and I will be teaching this week-long course together in Devon Nov 25th-30th with Tessa Hadley as our visiting writer. You can book here.
I'm delighted The Sunday Times, The Guardian, and The Washington Independent Review of Books have picked West as one of their books of the year.
I'll be in conversation with Danny Denton in Cork on September 12th, with Andrew Holgate in Cheltenham on October 13th, Katy Shaw and Sarah Moss in Manchester on October 14th, Jan Carson in Belfast on October 17th. Details here: