We are most pleased to announce a stonking line up for December’s Grit Lit – a clash of fiction and non fiction that promises to deliver a sizeable bite! (and more AKAs than you can shake a stick at!). Get your advance tickets here! http://gritlit6dec2012.eventbrite.co.uk/
Brandon Block. Superstar DJ, clubland legend, caner extraordinaire…. Brandon has lived a colourful life and we get to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth (via his biography The Life and Lines of Brandon Block, written by Matt Trollope)
Nina De La Mer, author of rave inspired 4.am. reads from her novel in progress. Simon Nolan (AKA Simon Maginn), acclaimed horror writer, reads from his novel Whitehawk. Brian Bell (AKA Charlie McQuaker) songwriter and author of Die Hard Mod. Colette Berhardt, Guardian journalist and winner of the 2011 Digital Festival’s Flash Lit Fiction slam. Mathilda Gregory (AKA Mathilde Madden), comedy writer for the BBC.
The Redroaster, St James St, Brighton. December 6th. 7.45-10pm
We are especially pleased to welcome Nina de la Mer, who will be reading from her debut novel, 4am (Myriad Editions):
Set in the early 1990s on a British army base, 4a.m. tells the story of Cal and Manny, soldiers posted to Germany as army chefs. Bored and institutionalized, the pair soon succumb to the neon temptations of Hamburg’s red-light district, where they dive into a seedy world of recreational drugs and all-night raves.
Also looking forward to seeing Erinna Mettler return to the Grit Lit stage, reading from her debut novel Starlings (Revenge Ink).
A daisy-chain novel set in the city of Brighton. Disparate lives collide in surprising ways, showing that often people are not in control of their own destinies, but are shaped by those they live next to.
Neil Ansell, whose debut book climbed to number 6 in the best seller list before it had even been released! Deep Country (Hamish Hamilton) details his experiences of living off grid in Wales’ ‘green desert.’
Ed Siegle, scouted at Grit Lit by Myriad Editions who have published his debut novel Invisibles
Wendy Ann Greenhalgh, prize winning Brighton writer and organiser of the Story Scavenger hunt
Dan Holloway, member of literary cult, Year Zero and literary death match winner.
Up and coming talents, Stephanie Lam and Steve Cake.
With special guest: Dan Tsu from London’s Lyrix Organix spoken word collective.
Despite snow and ice fit to turn Brighton into downtown Riga for the night, Grit Lit 4 went ahead on December 4th.
Unfortunately Year Zero writer Dan Holloway never made it – stuck as he was in a snow drift somewhere in the wilds of the Cotswolds. However, the seven writers who did manage to battle through delivered another great night of gritty stories and an exceedingly well turned out audience brought the warmth!
So big ups to all the writers and those who came out on the night!
Next Grit Lit will be a Festival Fringe event on May 12th.