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Jellyfish: an evening with Janice Galloway

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

£5 – £12.99

Book Launch

Jellyfish by Janice Galloway

in conversation with Heather Parry

a stunning collection of sixteen razor-sharp tales about sex, love and parenthood from one of Scotland’s best loved and most acclaimed writers

Join us in the beautiful St Vincent’s Chapel just along the road from the bookshop for a special evening with one of our favourite Scottish writers with a brilliant collection of short stories about the raw, poignant stuff of life.

In this powerful collection of short fiction, Janice Galloway takes on David Lodge’s assertion that ‘literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life’s the other way round’. The author of novels The Trick is to Keep Breathing, Foreign Parts and Clara, memoirs This is not About Me and All Made Up as well as short story collections, Galloway is a beloved author in Scotland and this collection sees the author exploring fascinating territory about life. From women’s experiences in a psychiatric ward to a spurned lover burning the possessions of their partner, the moments in these stories are raw, real and brilliantly written – as we’d expect from this talented writer!

‘Stories that walk with steady, nerve-cracking skill down a nightmare edge. A virtuoso work.’ — New Statesman on Galloway’s short fiction

This event is a great opportunity to hear this fascinating author discuss her latest short fiction. Please arrive from 6.00pm to enjoy a drink before the conversation kicks off, followed by a Q&A and opportunity to buy books afterwards. We will have a broad selection of Janice’s work on sale, and you will be able to have them signed!

Please note that this event is at an external venue and not the bookshop. Tickets are available on our website, in-store or by calling or emailing the bookshop. Ticket price includes a glass of wine!

About Janice Galloway

Janice’s first book, The Trick is to keep Breathing, was published by Polygon Press in 1990 and won the MIND/Allan Lane Book of the Year. Since, she has written more novels, short stories, volumes of life writing, a handful of collaborative books of short fiction and poetry with sculptor Anne Bevan, poems for sculptor/photographer Calum Colvin, libretti, poems and one lonely play. Prizes and Awards include The American Academy of Arts and Letters EM Forster Award, Saltire Award and Creative Scotland Award. Her most recent publication, All Made Up, won Scottish Book of the Year 2012.

She has been writer in residence to four Scottish prisons, Research Fellow to the British Library, resident at Jura Distillery, and was recently the first Fellow in Residence at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Her radio work includes two series for BBC (Life as a Man and Imagined Lives) and programmes on music and musicians. She also works extensively with musicians, visual artists and typographers.


February 28
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
£5 – £12.99
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Golden Hare Books
0131 629 1396


St Vincent’s Chapel
13 St Vincent Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 6SW United Kingdom
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