Episode 26: 16/09/15

Let’s face it. Autumn is here. And we’re celebrating — with our very exciting September Speakeasy.

As the cooler evenings draw in, join us in a warm and cosy darkened basement. There’ll be delicious cocktails, brand new short stories crafted against the clock for you on a theme of your choosing, and readings from these extremely excellent authors:

BENJAMIN WOOD‘s debut novel, THE BELLWETHER REVIVALS, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Book Prize, the Waverton Good Read Award, and won one of France’s foremost literary awards, Le Prix du Roman Fnac in 2014. His second novel, THE ECLIPTIC, was published in July, and called ‘exhilarating, earthy, cerebral, frank and unflinching’ by the Independent.

BETH MILLER has been a sex educator, alcohol counsellor, university lecturer and inept audio-typist. She is the author of the acclaimed WHEN WE WERE SISTERS (which the Daily Mail said was ‘intelligent and sharply observed’), and her second novel, THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR, publishes this month. Her non-fiction guide, FOR THE LOVE OF THE ARCHERS, comes out next month, too.

JASON HEWITT is a novelist, playwright and actor. His first full-length play, Claustrophobia, premiered at Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 and his first novel, THE DYNAMITE ROOM (‘Accomplished, resonant and surprising’ — the Guardian), was published by Simon & Schuster in the same year. It was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize for New Writing and the Authors’ Club First Novel Award. His second novel, DEVASTATION ROAD, was published earlier this summer.

They’ll be there, and it’d be just wonderful if you were too. Drink, Shop & Do, Wednesday 16th September, free from 7pm. The first reading’s at 8, so be there by then!

Reserve a table: mail@drinkshopdo.com.

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