In Conversation with Gregory Norminton - Waterstones Manchester Deansgate

19 May 2017 - 6.30PM

Waterstones Deansgate are delighted to welcome Gregory Norminton to Manchester for the release of his stunning short story collection, The Ghost Who Bled. Join Gregory in store on Friday 19th May at 6:30pm, as he discusses his new collection, influences and writing more broadly with bookseller and writer, Tom. 

The Ghost Who Bled is Gregory's second short story collection and has been described by Neel Mukherjee as 'witty, intelligent, crunchily written... pure reading pleasure'. It is a collection that spans centuries and continents whilst still maintaining fantastic characterisation and plot.

The event is free to attend, but please register your interest by emailing events.manchester@Waterstones.com or tweeting us Waterstones Deansgate

Free refreshments will be available. Gregory will also sign copies. 

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About Gregory Norminton: 

Gregory Norminton’s novels include The Ship of Fools (2002), Arts and Wonders (2004), Ghost Portrait (2005) and Serious Things (2008), all published by Sceptre. Other books include The Lost Art of Losing (2012), Thumbnails (2013) and Beacons – stories for our not so distant future (editor, 2013). His stories have appeared on BBC Radio 4, and in Prospect, Resurgence, London Magazine and The Lonely Crowd. He teaches creative writing and English at Manchester Metropolitan University. 

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About The Ghost Who Bled:

A simple act of gallantry in the Malaysian jungle spawns a lifelong feud in the Home Counties...

A fading actor with a terminal illness devises a meticulous plan to leave the stage in style...

A pregnant composer contemplates motherhood at the end of civilisation...

Spanning centuries and continents, the stories in this collection amount to a tour de force of literary worldbuilding. From deeply insecure time travellers to medieval mystics and futuristic body modification cults, Norminton’s characters find themselves torn between conflicting impulses – temptation and fortitude, hubris and shame, longing and regret. By turns sad, strange and darkly comic, The Ghost Who Bled reveals a master storyteller of incredible range.