Join Jonathan Kemp and Ailsa Cox at The Harrison for our Arts Week Special
Are you ready to submit your prose or poetry for selection at the next exciting MIRLive event? This time it’s our Arts week special featuring Ailsa Cox and Jonathan Kemp!
If you would like to take centre stage on Monday 14th May at 7.30pm at The Harrison, King’s Cross, please submit your piece by 27th April.
Ailsa Cox’s stories are widely publishing in magazines and anthologies including The Warwick Review, Best British Short Stories 2014 and The End (Unthank Books). Her collection, The Real Louise, is published by Headland Press. Other books include Writing Short Stories (Routledge) and Alice Munro (Northcote House). She is Professor of Short Fiction at Edge Hill University, and the founder of the Edge Hill Prize for a published short story collection. She’s also the editor of the peer-reviewed journal Short Fiction in Theory and Practice and the deputy chair of the European Network for Short Fiction Research. Born in the West Midlands, she lives in Liverpool with her husband Tim Power and her dog Mister B. Ailsa can be found on Facebook and Twitter @ailsacox. Her inaugral lecture on ‘Professor Cox and Mrs Power’ can be found on the Word Factory website.
Jonathan Kemp’s debut novel London Triptych (Myriad, 2010) was acclaimed by The Guardian as an “ambitious, fast-moving, and sharply written work” and by Time Out as “a thoroughly absorbing and pacy read.” It was shortlisted for the inaugural Green Carnation Prize and won the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award in 2011. He teaches creative writing at Birkbeck College. A story collection, Twentysix was published by Myriad in November 2011, followed by a second novel, Ghosting, in March 2015. His first book of non-fiction, The Penetrated Male, was published by Punctum Books in 2012, with a second, Homotopia? Gay Identity, Sameness & the Politics of Desire in 2016.