During this talk and Q&A Gerard Woodward will discuss the relationship between short stories and novels.
What can novelists learn from short story writers and vice versa?
Are short stories just short novels?
Are novels just very long short stories?
Booker-shortlisted novelist, short story writer and poet, Gerard Woodward has achieved critical recognition across novels, poetry and short stories.
August was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award and I’ll go to bed at Noon, shortlisted for the Booker in 2004.
Legoland, a collection of short stories was published in 2017 and his latest novel The Paper Lovers is out in May 2018. Other novels include Vanishing, Nourishment and A Curious Earth.
His poetry collection, We Were Pedestrians, was shortlisted for the 2005 T. S. Eliot Prize and The Seacunny published in 2012.
Gerard is Professor of Fiction at Bath Spa University.
There are three reading spots to read at this event – submit a novel extract OR short story before March 1st to be considered. Submission guidelines.