Live Q and A with Robert Shearman
We are delighted to announce that Robert Shearman will be joining us tonight, Tuesday 16th November, for a Live Question and Answer session.
Start time for this event is 7 p.m. (GMT).
Rob is the author of two short story collections, Tiny Deaths (Comma Press, 2007) – for which he won the World Fantasy Award, and Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical (Big Finish, 2009) which won the Best Collection category of the Shirley Jackson Awards and
His third collection, EVERYONE’S JUST SO SO SPECIAL, comes out early 2011. His interactive short story project for BBC7, ‘The Chain Gang’, won him a Sony Award, and other stories have been broadcast on
BBC Radio Three and Radio Four.
Rob’s stories can also be found in the anthology Phobic – Modern Horror Stories (2007) and the current volume of Riptide, our Featured Publication.
You can also hear Rob read his strangely poignant story ‘So Perfect’ here at Comma Press’s Story Bank – you’re in for a treat.
What the critics say about Tiny Deaths…
TLS: ‘Blackly humorous and absurd, his stories examine death from a variety of off-kilter perspectives, upending cliché, jumbling together good and evil, encouraging us to side with the villain and the underdog.’
The Metro: ‘Far from morbid, each bizarrely comic tale has a peculiar interior logic and, although the humour is invariably gothic, it’s also clever and oddly passionate… Wistful, dream-like… strangely beautiful…’
Rob was also one of the writers for the BAFTA award winning first series of the revived DOCTOR WHO series starring Christopher Eccleston. He has written many plays which have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and is a regular writer for Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. His play EASY LAUGHTER, winner of the Sunday Times Playwriting Award, has been staged all over Britain and the USA, most recently produced in Los Angeles by Francis Ford Coppola.
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