Granite Noir: Author Conversation – Edgy, Weird and Wonderful
The edgy, the weird and the wonderful are the themes of the day as we are joined by Ever Dundas and Heather Parry to dissect their compelling new novels – creepy, thrilling, sinister and terrifying. HellSans is a ubiquitous typeface, enforced by the government. It appears in all communications and in all public spaces. The ultimate control device. In Orpheus Builds a Girl a woman’s grave is robbed, even in death she is controlled by a man obsessed.
Ever Dundas will be appearing virtually.
Chaired by Eris Young
This event will also feature Bernard Briggs reading Saliva as part of our Locals in the Limelight scheme.
This event will be live streamed and can be viewed online.
About the Speakers
Ever Dundas exists in Edinburgh with her husband, cat, and numerous house spiders. She’s co-founder of the Inklusion Guide and her debut novel Goblin won the Saltire First Book of the Year Award 2017. Her second novel, sci-fi thriller HellSans is out now.
Twitter & Instagram: @EverDundas
Heather Parry is a Glasgow-based writer, editor, and publisher. She is the co-founder and Editorial Director of Extra Teeth magazine, co-host of the Teenage Scream podcast and the Scottish Senior Policy & Liaison Manager for the Society of Authors, a trade union for writers. In 2021 she created the free-access Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide with artist Maria Stoian. Her short stories and nonfiction have been published internationally, and her debut novel, Orpheus Builds a Girl, was published in October 2022 with Gallic Books.
Eris Young is a queer, transgender author of fiction and nonfiction. Their short stories have appeared Pseudopod, Fusion Fragment, Escape Pod and Metastellar, as well as anthologies such as Uncanny Bodies from Luna Press Publishing. Their nonfiction books They/Them/Their: A guide to nonbinary and genderqueer identities (2019) and Ace Voices: What it means to be asexual, aromantic, demi or gray-ace (2022), are published by Jessica Kingsley Publishing. They also edit fiction at Shoreline of Infinity magazine, were the writer-in-residence at Lighthouse Bookshop from 2019 – 2022, and in 2020 received a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award for fiction.
Originally from Sussex on the South Coast of England, Bernard Briggs has lived and worked in the North East of Scotland for nearly twenty years. He is a poet and short story writer and since 2006 has published four full length collections. His work has also appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including San Pedro River Review, Pushing out the Boat, The Leopard and Causeway. While his poetry largely draws on the natural world, relationships and memories of childhood, his short stories sometimes venture into darker and more unconventional themes.
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