The Quack Doctor at Brighton Festival Fringe

If you're in Brighton on 16 May 2012, come along to the Red Roaster Coffee House on St James Street for an evening of unusual tales from eight writers - including The Quack Doctor! Grit Lit runs twice a year and is a great event with a friendly and vibrant atmosphere. It's a showcase for gritty and unromantic short stories, poetry and a smattering of non-fiction. But that doesn't mean relentless doom and gloom - there's always plenty of dark humour.   I last read at Grit Lit in 2010, with a gruesome excerpt from my novel, Kill-Grief. Thanks to all the amazing writers who took part, the event won the Latest 7 Award for Best Literature Event of the festival, seeing off runner-up Martin Amis. This time I'll be reading a piece based on The Quack Doctor, and it will include some truly desperate remedies... Grit Lit events tend to sell out so book in advance to make sure you get a seat.

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