Lisa Blower at Off the Shelf festival, Sheffield


Author Lisa Blower strikes a new chord in working class fiction with her award-winning collection of stories, It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s. She makes the bleak funny, in a voice reminiscent of Alan Bennett and gives her characters stories they wouldn’t want told. Hear her discuss the collection and the art of short-story writing at Off the Shelf Festival, Saturday 19th October at 3 pm.

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

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