The lovely Naomi Kruger and Yvonne Battle-Felton of the Northwest Literary Salon have invited me to give a reading at their next event, which will take place at 7pm on the 4th of September in Waterstones in Lancaster. Naomi and Yvonne will introduce readings from myself and novelist Paul McVeigh. Paul will be reading from his first novel The Good Son, set in his home city – Belfast – during the Troubles. It has been recently shortlisted for The Guardian’s ‘Not the Booker prize’ (read Paul’s famous blog here). I’ll be reading from The Monster’s Wife, shortlisted for the Scottish First Book of the Year Award as well as from my new novel, The American Girl, which will be published by HarperCollins’ William Morrow imprint in Summer 2016.
The Northwest Literary Salon blog says: “Kate and Paul are enthusiastic authors who will bring fascinating stories and useful advice for writers. You can ask Kate about creating tortured characters or a believable historical atmosphere, and Paul can give you tips for writing short stories on twitter or creating a successful blog. Come this 4th of September to the Northwest Literary Salon to meet other fellow artists and avid readers from across all age groups and all over the world – while enjoying the live music and locally catered food.”