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An evening of Short Stories: Brighton Short Story Prize Reading

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


We love short stories at Golden Hare Books! Join us for an evening of prize-winning readings from three Scottish Authors.

Following the huge success of Scottish writers in this year’s Brighton Prize – taking three of the six major prizes – there will be a chance to hear their brilliant stories nearer to home. This is a great opportunity to hear read live three very different yet moving and poignant stories in the lovely atmosphere of Golden Hare Books.

Winner Paula Hunter, runner up Douglas Bruton and shortlisted Joanna Piesse of this year’s Brighton Prize will be reading their stories  and there will be a chance to buy The Rattle Tales 2017 Anthology.


The Brighton Prize, in its fourth year, generates nearly 700 entries from around the world. Judges include Myriad Publishing, Sally O’Reilly and Peter James. The standard of entries is high and a place in the shortlist is a fantastic achievement.

Paula Hunter grew up in Glasgow and defected to Edinburgh where she’s been a lawyer, butcher, fundraiser and florist but is usually at home with kids or up a mountain. Her fiction has appeared in Structo, TSS, Momaya Press, placed second in Exeter Short Story Prize and was twice longlisted for the Caledonia Novel Prize. She blogs at paulahunterblog.wordpress.com and tweets @hillsnspills.





Douglas Bruton is a teacher in a high school in Scotland. He hopes he is a teacher that the children will talk about fondly when they are grown up and remembering. He writes, too. HHe has been published in many nice places and by good people including Brittle Star Magazine, The Irish Literary Review and Fiction Attic Press and Freight Books. Last year he came first in the Brighton Prize flash fiction competition. Douglas Bruton’s first novel for adults will be published in October 2018.





Joanna Piesse lives in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with her family.  It’s a windy place which is handy because she is working on a short story set in a windy landscape.  She writes short stories and plays. She works as a creative writing tutor for the Open University and probably learns as much from her students as they do from her.  



May 3
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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