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Celebrating 20 Years of Salt

with Andrew Cowan, S.A. Harris, Andrew McDonnell and Simon Okotie

We take enormous pleasure in celebrating 20 years of Salt Publishing, one of the UK foremost independent publishers. Join us for the launch four highly-anticipated titles; Your Fault by Andrew Cowan, Haverscroft by S.A. Harris, The Somnambulist Cookbook by Andrew McDonnell and After Absalon by Simon Okotie.

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Duration: c. 1 hour

Andrew Cowan

Andrew Cowan was born in Corby, Northamptonshire in 1960, and studied at the University of East Anglia, where he is now Director of Creative Writing and teaches on the Creative Writing MA.

His acclaimed first novel, Pig (1994), won a Betty Trask Award, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, The Authors’ Club First Novel Award, a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and the Ruth Hadden Memorial Award. He is also the author of Common Ground (1996), Crustaceans (2000) What I Know (2005),The Art of Writing Fiction (2011) and Worthless Men (2013). Your Fault is his latest novel.

S.A. Harris

A. Harris won The Retreat West Crime Writer Competition in 2017, and was shortlisted for The Fresher Prize in 2018. Haverscroft is her debut novel. She is now writing her second, a supernatural tale set on the Suffolk coast. She is a family law solicitor and lives in Norwich with her husband and three children.

Andrew McDonnell

Andrew McDonnell writes poetry and short fiction. His work has appeared across a number of anthologies and journals, such as Poetry London, Butcher’s Dog and more. He has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA, and is an editor at Gatehouse Press and Lighthouse Literary Journal. He is a course leader in English Literature at University Centre Peterborough, though he lives in Norwich, so he has a long commute in which to write.

Simon Okotie

Simon Okotie was born in east London to Nigerian/English parents, and grew up in Norfolk. His debut novel, Whatever Happened to Harold Absalon?, was inspired by a black man, known as Marigold, who was often seen in Norwich during the ‘80s unofficially directing traffic on the inner ring road wearing yellow rubber gloves. Its sequel, In the Absence of Absalon, was longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize and was Nicholas Lezard’s choice in The Guardian.


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