Vanguard Readings in association with the deck at the i1360 is bringing you six exciting authors and poets releasing new work. Hosted by novelist, Helen Trevorrow (In The Wake; New Brighton – out March ’22). Readers are: Award winning, SJ Watson (Before I go to Sleep, Final Cut), Polari Prize winning poet John McCullough (Reckless paper birds), Hannah Tovey (The Education of Ivy Edwards, Is this it? (out July ’21), poet & Faber Academy Director, Richard Skinner (Invisible Sun, out June ’21), & Susannah Wise (This Fragile Earth). FREE entry, pay bar. We are grateful to the British Airways i360 for hosting us.
The Deck Bar at British Airways i360 is set above Brighton’s famous beach with panoramic views over the West Pier and the sea. This outdoor terrace bar is a fabulous setting for gathering with friends, lounging in a deckchair, sipping a cold beer or gin & tonic, while watching the sun sink into the sea.
S.J. Watson is the award-winning author of the international bestsellers BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP (Doubleday 2011), winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Award for Best Debut Novel and the Galaxy National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year, and Second Life (Doubleday 2015). He was born in the Midlands and studied physics at Birmingham University, later working as an audiologist in the NHS. He now lives in Brighton. The film adaption of Before I Go to Sleep, directed by Rowan Joffe, starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth, was released in 2014. S.J. Watson’s latest book, FINAL CUT, was published by Transworld in August 2020. Follow him on Twitter @SJ_Watson.
John McCullough lives in Hove. His latest book of poems, RECKLESS PAPER BIRDS (Penned in the Margins) won the 2020 Hawthornden Prize for Literature and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. John’s poetry has won other awards including the Polari First Book Prize and his collections have been named Books of the Year in The Independent, The Guardian and The Observer. He teaches creative writing at the University of Brighton and New Writing South. @mrjohnmccullough
Hannah Tovey is from South Wales and grew up in Hong Kong. She graduated from the Faber Academy in 2018, where she finished her debut novel, THE EDUCATION OF IVY EDWARDS. Her second novel, IS THIS IT? comes out July 2021. Hannah lives in East London where she misses Llanelli beach, her mother and cockles. @hannahclaretovey
Richard Skinner has published three books of poems with Smokestack. His new book, INVISIBLE SUN, will be published in June 2021. He is Director of the Fiction Programme at Faber academy. @RichardNSkinner
Susannah Wise is an actor and writer who grew up in London and the Midlands. A childhood spent outdoors inspired her love of nature and tree climbing. The death of her father in 2015 was the catalyst for THIS FRAGILE EARTH. His preoccupation with astronomy and the beauty of the night sky formed the jumping-off point for the story. Susannah studied at the Faber Academy, graduating in September 2018, during which time she wrote a second, more peculiar novel. Both books have been longlisted for the Mslexia prize. She lives in London with her partner and son.
This event is a Vanguard on Tour event in association with the BA i360 for the Brighton Fringe. The event is hosted by local Hove writer Helen Trevorrow, whose debut feminist crime thriller IN THE WAKE was published in 2018, and her new novel, New Brighton, will be published in March 2022. @VanguardRead @ba_i360 @helen_trevorrow