An anthology of stories, illustrations and poetry for children
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Literary Bristol: Writers and the City
Ed. Marie Mulvey-Roberts
Literary Bristol tells the story of Bristol through its writers. Bristol has been recognised as a thriving port and commercial and industrial centre, as well as a city of churches, yet insufficient attention has been paid to its literary importance, even though more writers are connected to this ‘Venice of the West’ than almost any other city in England, apart from London. There are over a hundred significant authors, poets and playwrights linked to Bristol, which allow it to take its place as one of the world’s great literary centres. Bristol can lay claim to a significant number of literary firsts in poetry, prose and drama.
This book takes the reader on an armchair tour of Bristol, linking writer and place from the late eighteenth century up to the present day. Leading experts on Bristol’s literary tradition act as virtual tour-guides, pointing out the Romantic poets, early women writers, Gothic novelists, Victorian authors, dramatists and modern novelists who have left their mark on Bristol’s cultural cityscape. The relationship between writing and place is explored in innovative ways, drawing together neglected and famous writers connected with Bristol.
This collection, the winners of the Bridport Prize 2015, offers readers a taste of the best of new writing with the 33 finest poems, short stories and flash fiction chosen by Roger McGough, Jane Rogers and David Gaffney from thousands of entries.
The Bridport Prize, established in 1973, is one of the most prestigious open writing competitions in the English language with over £15,000 in prize money annually.
This collection, the winners of the Bridport Prize 2016, offers readers a taste of the best of new writing with the 33 finest poems, short stories and flash fiction chosen by Patience Agbabi, Tessa Hadley and Tim Stevenson from thousands of entries.
Read the fabulous story in the Guardian of the Bristolian milkman who drew Bristol from memory … He was ‘a secret artist – so secret, he didn’t know he was one’. http://gu.com/p/4kv76/sbl
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