In conversation: Cynan Jones & Evie Wyld with Matt Haig
- Mon 13 Oct 2014
- 6:00 pm
Join us to hear two of the winners of the 2014 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. One of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, Evie Wyld published her debut, After The Fire, A Still Small Voice, to widespread critical acclaim. Her latest novel, All The Birds, Singing, is a dark, suspenseful tale that explores landscapes, nature, outsiders and tentative redemption with brooding beauty. Cynan Jones’s novels include The Long Dry, Everything I Found on the Beach and Bird, Blood, Snow. Set on a rural farm, his latest novel The Dig is a haunting and masterful tale of isolation, violence, masculinity and loss infused with gritty realism. Jon McGregor called it ‘moving, evocative and utterly compelling’ whilst Sarah Waters praised ‘his passion for the landscape – its colours, its creatures, its textures, its scent – is absolutely magnetic.’ The event will be chaired by author and JFU judge Matt Haig. Visit the 2014 Manchester Literature Festival website for booking details.