Friday, 19 June 2009


the anthology Paint A Vulgar Picture: Fiction inspired by The Smiths is out now.

i have a short story in it. my story is called 'Stretch Out and Wait'. it's a 'science fiction' story, kind of. it has a futuristic element. my friend Jenn Ashworth also has a story in the anthology.

i'm reading at two things next week:

on Tuesday 23rd, i'll be reading something from The Bird Room at this thing in Norwich, along with Jenn Ashworth and Joe Dunthorne.

on Wednesday 24th, i'll be reading something from 'Paul Simon' at the launch for LOOPS at the Rough Trade shop in London (scroll down). the thing i have in LOOPS (not much on the website yet) is a reprint of my 'Paul Simon' chapbook. i think it's now called 'Paul Simon gives Chevy Chase the finger'. i've heard this 'on the grapevine'. i haven't seen a copy yet. i hear they look very nice. Simon Armitage and Hari Kunzru will also be reading, i think, and then there's music by James Yorkston.


Crispin Best said...

i liked joe dunthorne's book very much
i 'had some classes with him' at uea
he doesn't remember though

me and rebecca will come on wednesday
see you then

Alex P said...

Hi Chris,

Thanks for coming to Norwich. Great to meet you and your friends John and Jenn. Hope to see you in Manchester at some point.

Best Wishes,