Praise for Twisted Tales Events

'In the past few years Twisted Tales has become a major force in the promotion and appreciation of horror fiction. As well as putting on author readings and signings at bookshops it has expanded into organising larger events, bringing authors and critics together for discussions of the field. I've been involved in quite a few of both and have found them hugely enjoyable and stimulating - I believe the audiences did as well. May Twisted Tales continue to grow and prosper! If you love the field, support them! I do.' - Ramsey Campbell

‘Twisted Tales consistently produce well-organised events for writers and readers of horror. What really distinguishes Twisted Tales for me is the intelligent themes and investigations they pursue, and the high quality of the discussions they always stimulate. As an author I've been invited to three of their events and have been pleasantly startled, to near shocked, by the attendance levels - two out of three were even sold out. I salute anyone who contributes so much to the literary and cultural life of horror fiction.’- Adam Nevill

'Twisted Tales events are wonderful... a great way of promoting 21st century horror fiction. Supported by Waterstone's Liverpool One and really well organised, Twisted Tales brings together established names in the genre as well as new voices and of course readers. Looking forward to much more to come...' - Alison J. Littlewood

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Photos from China Miéville's Embassytown Launch

Massive thanks to everyone who came to the event on Friday 13th. A great many of you braved the horrendous weather and shunned the other lures of Liverpool's Light Night to pack into the events area of Waterstone's Liverpool One and hear sf author China Miéville give a reading from his new novel Embassytown followed by an extensive Q+A in which China answered questions on the nature of genre fiction, the Booker Prize, and of course his own work and plans for the future.

The event was part of the official promotional tour for Embassytown so we have to thank both Waterstone's for adding their weight to our proposal that he come to Liverpool on what is actually a remarkably short tour for a book receiving this kind of press, and to publishers Macmillan for making the decision to go with Liverpool and Twisted Tales as a viable event. I think we proved them right, and here are the photos to prove it:

Spot the Killer Inside You event poster on the window to the right?

Just in case you forget who he is

Reading an extract from Embassytown

Fielding Questions

The books: with spiffy re-issued covers

A great event. Hope you all enjoyed!

Our next event is coming hot on the heels of this one:
Thursday May 19th, "The Killer Inside You": Horror in Crime Fiction. With readings, Q+As and signings from Steve Mosby, Charlie Williams, and John Connolly.

Tickets (costing £2) are still available so come along for another great night of contemporary fiction or book ahead by calling 0151 709 9820.

Also, recently announced - not an official Twisted Tales event but it could be of interest if you're a China Miéville or science fiction fan. On Friday 17th June author, critic, and academic Adam Roberts will be reading from his work and answering questions on all things sf. If that sounds like an event you can't miss (and I don't blame you) then get in touch with Waterstone's Liverpool One and book your tickets: 0151 709 9820. As ever, tickets are £2.

1 comment:

  1. This looks great! He has a few in London and I hope to attend on Friday!


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