Wendy Erskine – Reading: Tuesday 21 November 6.30pm
We are excited to welcome Northern Irish short story writer, Wendy Erskine to the Arts Centre for a reading from her collection, Dance Move, which won the Edge Hill Readers’ Prize in 2022.
Wendy is one of the country’s leading short story writers. Her debut collection, Sweet Home was published by The Stinging Fly Press in September 2018 and Picador in 2019, and has been translated into Italian and Arabic and optioned for TV. It won the 2020 Butler Literary Award, was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize 2019 and longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2019. The story ‘Inakeen’ was longlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Prize 2019. Sweet Home was Book of the Year in the Guardian, The White Review, Observer, New Statesman, and TLS.
Wendy’s second collection of stories, Dance Move, was published in February 2022 to great acclaim. It was Shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and the An Post Irish Book Awards Short Story of the Year. It was also one of The Irish Times Books of the Year 2022.
Wendy will be joined by writers from Edge Hill’s Fiction Writers’ Network who will be reading new work-in-progress.
Tickets: £5 / Free for EHU Students