Common People featuring Lisa Blower at Wolverhampton Literature Festival


Join City of Wolverhampton Poet Laureate Emma Purshouse as she speaks with Paul Allen, Lynne Voyce and Lisa Blower about their contributions to Common People, an anthology edited by Kit de Waal celebrating the diversity of working class lives.

Lisa Blower won the Guardian‘s National Short Story competition in 2009, was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2013, has been Highly Commended and longlisted for the Bridport Prize for three consecutive years, and was one of just four UK authors longlisted for The Sunday Times Short Story Award 2018. Her debut novel Sitting Ducks (Fair Acre Press) was shortlisted for the inaugural Arnold Bennett Prize 2017 and longlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker 2016. She is currently touring the UK with her debut short-story collection It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s. Lisa is a creative writing lecturer at Wolverhampton University. We are publishing Lisa’s new novel, Pondweed, July 2020.

This event is part of Wolverhampton Literature Festival. Tickets are £11.37 and can be bought via the Wolverhampton Literature Festival website.