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MARK HADDON : THE PIER FALLS
Author of ‘The Curious Incident with the Dog in the Night-Time’
The Pier Falls is the first collection of stories from one of the UK’s most loved and celebrated writers. Foreboding, violent and surprising, this highly- acclaimed collection explores darker territory than his previous fiction. A seaside pier collapses. A thirty-stone man is confined to his living room. An expedition to Mars goes terribly wrong. A man shoots a stranger in the chest on Christmas Eve. Demonstrating that he is a master of the short form, Mark Haddon showcases stories of urban realism, science fiction, classical myth and more. Superb, gripping and vividly unsettling, The Pier Falls is about what lies beyond our control; it is ‘a virtuoso piece of writing’ Observer. Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written fifteen books for children and won two BAFTAs. The title story of this collection was longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and ‘Bunny’ was runner up in the BBC National Short Story Award. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, was published in 2003. It won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. His poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published in 2005, his play Polar Bears was staged at the Donmar Warehouse in 2010 and his last novel, The Red House, was published in 2012.
7.00p.m. MONDAY 27th MARCH 2017
ROPETACKLE ARTS CENTRE
Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5EG
Tickets (£8.00) are available from
Ropetackle Arts Centre
Tel: 01273 464440 www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk
‘Brilliant collection…Seamless prose…It feels as though Haddon is leading you into the deepest underworld of human endeavour and behaviour, yet holding your hand gently as he guides you into the labyrinth. Outstanding’ Imogen Lycett Green