edited by A.J. Ashworth
Published: 1st November 2013
N this collection, twelve of Britain’s most celebrated writers have produced short fictions that interact, respond and play with the legacy of the Bronte Sisters. These are stunning and elemental tales, from authors who between them have won prizes such as the Macmillan/PEN Prize, the BBC National Short Story Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize and the V.S. Pritchett Prize.
The featured writers include:
Elizabeth Baines | Bill Broady | David Constantine | Carys Davies | Sarah Dobbs | Vanessa Gebbie | Tania Hershman | Zoë King | Rowena Macdonald | Alison Moore | David Rose | Felicity Skelton.
There’s also a poem by Simon Armitage.
‘Ranging from haunting to humorous, from formally inventive to jubilantly fantastical and from 19th to 21st centuries, there is a story here for every taste and for every Bronte lover.’ JANE ROGERS, author of HITTING TREES WITH STICKS (Comma Press, 2012).
RED ROOM is partly a charitable event, for a very good cause, and part of the profits will be donated to The Brontë Birthplace Trust to help with their plans for Thornton, Bradford - the village where all three sisters were born.