Marlborough Literature Festival 2017 Events
28 September – 1 October
See the full programme below or view the brochure.
Online ticket sales now available, or please call the box office at Pound Arts 01249 701628, or visit the White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough in person (cash or cheque only).
Daniel Shand – Fallow
September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm£10
The Betty Trask Award is for first novels by authors under the age of 35. It has a track record of spotting stars of the future and past winners include Zadie Smith, Evie Wyld, Adam Foulds, Sarah Waters and Chibundu Onuzo. The winner of the 2017 Prize is debut novelist Daniel Shand. Born in Kirkcaldy in 1989, Daniel currently lives in Edinburgh, where he is a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh and a Scottish literature tutor.
His shorter work has been published in a number of magazines and he has performed at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. He won the University of Edinburgh Sloan Prize for fiction and the University of Dundee Creative Writing Award.
His novel, Fallow, is a tense and at times darkly comic novel about the relationship between two brothers bound by a terrible crime. Paul and Mikey are on the run, apparently from the press surrounding their house after Mikey’s release from prison. His crime – child murder, committed when he was a boy. As they travel, they move from one disturbing scenario to the next, eventually involving themselves with a bizarre religious cult.
Daniel Shand will be in conversation with Simon Brett, a radio producer and writer of detective fiction.