Award-winning novelist David Vann read at the Word Factory Salon from his latest novel Bright Air Black, published by Penguin. Told with luminous poetic prose, Bright Air Black is a re-telling of the Medea myth from the author who describes himself as a neo-classical writer. The novel sympathetically presents both Medea’s humanity and brutality, testifying to David’s interest in Medea as a terrifying threat left over from ‘the old world’.
Internationally renowned writer Neil Gaiman gave a unique masterclass on short story writing at a London Word Factory salon in 2016. Sharing conversation with his friend and Word Factory host Cathy Galvin, Neil delivered an insight into the power of the form, his own writing practice and the perils ahead of all writers, whether they … Read more