Best British Short Stories 2018

I'm very pleased to announce that my story Cwtch, from I Will Surround You, is to be reprinted in this year's Best British Short Stories, edited by Nicholas Royle.

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Dead Letters Teaser #14

L0ND0N, Nicholas Royle I wasn’t questioning my view about the likability or otherwise of characters, but I was concerned about what I might be getting into. A widely held opinion is that it is a mistake to conflate narrator and author, yet a convergence of Ian and his narrator was precisely what I feared. What …

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Dead Letters is alive!

It's always a thrill to receive a box of books in the post. And it was especially satisfying to open this parcel, if only because it meant it hadn't gone missing (which I was convinced was going to happen). The books are lovely; Titan have done a beautiful job. It seems like such a long …

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Dead Letters: the cover

I'm pleased to be able to reveal the cover to the new anthology, scheduled for publication next year. Credit to Titan for agreeing to list every author on the cover. None of that 'And Many Others' nonsense here! It was a privilege to work with so many talented writers. I hope you'll be as impressed …

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Dead Letters

Coming in April 2016 from Titan Books... Dead Letters An anthology of the undelivered, the missing, the returned... Edited by Conrad Williams The Green Letter – Steven Hall Over to You – Michael Marshall Smith In Memoriam – Joanne Harris Ausland – Alison Moore Wonders to Come – Christopher Fowler Cancer Dancer – Pat Cadigan The Wrong …

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Dry Run

I’m currently writing a novel loosely connected to two previously published pieces of fiction. In some cases, chunks of text from both The Owl and Rain have been transplanted into the book. They might be changed slightly – the characters are different, for example, and have to be moulded to fit their new avatars – …

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Alderley Edge Book Festival

Conrad will be reading from his novels Blonde on a Stick and Loss of Separation at the Alderley Edge Book Festival at 12pm on the 15th September. The festival carries on to the 16th and features such writers as Nicholas Royle, Erica James, Livi Michael, Zoe Lambert, Elizabeth Baines, Sherry Ashworth and Melvin Burgess. Conrad follows on directly from …

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