Lisa Blower at Milton Keynes Lit Fest 2019


Lisa Blower will be joined by Chris Power, Mothers, to discuss the modern short story and it’s ability to portray remote landscapes, marginalised cultures and damaged characters.

Lisa won The Guardian National Short Story Award in 2009, and was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2013 and longlisted for TheSunday Times Short Story Award in 2018.

Her fiction has appeared in The Guardian, Comma Press anthologies, The New Welsh ReviewThe Luminary, Short Story Sunday, and on Radio 4. She is a contributor to Common People edited by Kit de Waal. 

Lisa’s collection of short stories, It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s, features award-winning stories dominated by the working-class matriarch.

‘A really lovely collection of stories… like Alan Bennet’s monologues, they’re wonderfully funny and wise… Lisa Blower writes with precision and humour; she is a master of the short story form and really stands out for me. This is an excellent example of small press publishing.’ John Mitchinson, Backlisted Podcast.

The event will run from 12.15pm at The Sky Room, MK Gallery. Tickets cost £5 and can be bought HERE.