Join Jackie Kay at this year's V S Pritchett Memorial Prize as she reads from her work.
As well as being a
prolific poet and the author of a prize-winning novel, Trumpet, Jackie Kay has written
three volumes of short stories. The latest, Reality, Reality, studies the bizarre strategies adopted by
'the recently bereaved, the dumped, the chucked' to cope with loneliness, and
was published to great acclaim earlier this year. What attracts her to the
short story is its focus and 'intensity': 'it's like having a malt whisky
really, a short story. You can have a wee malt but if you tried to drink a
whole pint of whisky you'd be dead.'
Kay will read from her
stories and discuss them with Paula Johnson, who runs the RSL's prizes. The
V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize is awarded for the best unpublished short story
of the year. After the announcement and presentation of the prize for 2012, the
winning entry is read by its author.
Tickets are £8. To find out more and to book, click here.
Took place on Monday 5th Nov 2012
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre