Brief word of pride: Influx Press’ collection An Unreliable Guide to London has been nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award for best edited anthology.

I teach Shirley Jackson‘s work, and find it a real honour that the weird and cryptozoologiodd tales in the Unreliable Guide can been found on a list dedicated to celebrating what is best in her work, let alone that it appears on the same roster as Emma Cline, Emma Donoghue, Helen Oyeyemi, Camilla Grudova and Irenosen Okojie this year. Fingers and tentacles and everything crossed.

Supporting the launch of Gregory Normington‘s great new collection The Ghost Who Bled.

What a thing what a thing. Reading alongside Jan Carson and Greg at Waterstones Piccadilly,  203-206 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9HD. Tickets available —  7.00pm, £8 — here.

Really excited to support the double-launch event for Isabel Waidner‘s queer avant-garde novel Gaudy Bauble (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2017), and ‘Not Here, a queer anthology of loneliness’ (Pilot Press, 2017) edited by Richard Dodwell.

Other reader/performers on the night include Timothy Thornton, Olivia Laing, and a DJ set with Chapter 10’s Charlie Porter. All taking place at The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1JD —  7.00pm, £3 — tickets available here.

Updates

19/05/2017

I’ve been pretty remiss in updating heremost of my time since February has been spent working out how to get an em dash to appear on screen. But! Will try and make amends. Nice things have been said and all is well. And! There’s a new site here that attempts to make any account of what I do seem professional: eleywilliams.com. I will fail to update that too but on a purely professional basis.

Saboteur

13/05/2017

A quick note to say thanks so much for the nomination and votes that meant I found on the shortlist for the Saboteur Awards with Attrib. and Other Stories.

On the evening held in London and sponsored by Dylan Thomas Day, I was thrilled to be named runner-up in the category for best short story collection. Congratulations to winner Lucy Durneen and her collection Wild Gestures (MidnightSun), and to the other shortlisted authors High City Walk by Adam Craig (Cinnamon Press), Speak Gigantular by Irenosen Okojie (Jacaranda Books), and Chump by Duncan P Bradshaw (EyeCue).