‘Tom Chivers and Luke Kennard talking about Kennard’s incredible novel Holophin and the world of independent publishing’
29th January 2014
Quad South Hall
Tom Chivers was born in 1983 in South London. He is a writer, publisher and award-winning arts producer, and runs the independent literary arts company Penned in the Margins. His poetry collections include How to Build a City (Salt, 2009), The Terrors (Nine Arches, 2009) and, as editor, the anthologies City State: New London Poetry and Adventures in Form (Penned in the Margins, 2009 & 2012). Since 2006 Penned in the Margins has published over thirty-five books spanning poetry, criticism and experimental fiction, and produced numerous arts events, projects and tours including Generation Txt (2007), Kalagora (2010), Riot Acts (2012) and Electronic Voice Phenomena (2013). Recent publications include Holophin by Luke Kennard (Winner of Best Novella, Saboteur Awards) and The Shipwrecked House by Claire Trevien (Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award). From 2007 to 2011 Tom was co-Director of the London Word Festival.
Luke Kennard will discuss his incredible novel at this special event! Luke Kennard is the author of four volumes of poetry, two pamphlets and a novella called Holophin. His second book, The Harbour Beyond the Movie was shortlisted for the Forward Prize in 2007. He lectures at the University of Birmingham and is working on his first novel.