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Litmus - Short Stories From Modern Science

  • Sat, 15 Oct 2011
  • 4.00 PM - 5.45 PM
  • Tickets: £3 /£2

Presented by Comma Press.

With authors Sarah Hall, Jane Rogers, Annie Clarkson and science historian James Higgerson.

The Litmus anthology reflects science’s love of narrative, by retelling the stories of theorists and experimenters as they stood on the brink of momentous break-throughs. From the identification of the HIV virus, to the discovery of 'morphogenesis' (an antecedent of chaos theory), to the delineation of personality typologies due to a freak flood in Pavlov's lab, Litmus celebrates the 'eureka' moments that have changed the way we live.

Sarah Hall's novels are Haweswater, The Electric Michelangelo (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize), The Carhullan Army (winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), and How to Paint a Dead Man (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize).

Jane Rogers' most recent novel, The Testament of Jessie Lamb, was longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize. Her previous novels include The Voyage Home, Island, Promised Lands, Mr. Wroe's Virgins, The Ice is Singing, Her Living Image, and Separate Tracks. Her short stories have appeared in Ellipsis II and The New Uncanny (Comma Press).

Annie Clarkson is a poet and fiction writer who grew up in an East Lancashire mill town and now lives in Manchester. Her first collection of prose poems is Winter Hands, published by Shadowtrain Books. Her short stories have appeared in Transmission, Mslexia, Shadowtrain and the Comma Press anthology Brace.

Part of this year's Chapter & Verse Literature Festival. For the full schedule click here or download the brochure

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