David Gaffney book launch at The Wonder Inn

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Hot Shorts at David Gaffney book launch.
Hot Shorts at David Gaffney book launch.

David Gaffney book launch at The Wonder Inn, Manchester 18 May 2017 Entrance is free — Visit now

David Gaffney launches his latest novel, All The Places I’ve Ever Lived, with readings of extracts and a book signing. If you’ve heard either of David’s pre-launch readings (first at Verbose and then at Bad Language), fear not – tonight’s event features different passages from the tome, out on Urbane Publications. It also features loads of other entertainment, literary and otherwise.

Described as “David Peace meets Murakami” in a “mash-up of Twin Peaks weirdness”, All The Places I’ve Ever Lived is part murder ballad, part ghost story, part true crime, and takes the reader on a gripping journey from the small-town murder of a teenage girl in the 1970s to the terrifying real-life shootings in Whitehaven, West Cumbria, 40 years later. Says Emma Jane Unsworth, bestselling author of Animals: “A tender gothic mystery, with a twist of that elusive Northern surreal… David Gaffney writes like a dream.”

Also on the bill for the official launch party is avant, experimental, cutting-edge poet Tom Jenks (one third of The Other Room), and there will be live electric music by lit-band Hot Shorts (pictured), featuring Chris Killen and Lara Williams (formerly of ace girl group PINS), plus a DJ set by Monkeys In Love – think Italian horror movie soundtracks, industrial musicals and other exotic tunes. There’s even a gig in The Wonder Inn afterwards by acclaimed guitarist Stuart McCallum.

With Mexican vegan chow and wine on the menu, this promises to be a great night, and a little away from the live lit norm. And it’s free as well – just be sure to book a place in advance!

David Gaffney book launch at The Wonder Inn, Manchester 18 May 2017 Entrance is free Visit now

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