The Book of Sheffield is a brilliant new collection of short stories set in our city, written by established, celebrated and emerging Sheffield authors. Published by Comma Press, it features stories by Margaret Drabble, Tim Etchells, Naomi Frisby, Philip Hensher, Helen Mort, Geoff Nicholson, Gregory Norminton, Johny Pitts, Désirée Reynolds, and Karl Riordan.
As part of the Sheffield Year of Reading 2020, Sheffield Libraries are launching the book with series of online discussions with some of its writers. See details below:
Like a Night Out in Sheffield
Johny Pitts in conversation with Désirée Reynolds.
Born on Sunday, Silent
Désirée Reyolds in conversation with Yvonne Battle-Felton.
The Book of Sheffield editor Catherine Taylor introduces the book and describes the creative process behind it. The Libraries' Claire and Alexis chat about the book and their particular favourite stories.
The Libraries have been giving thousands of free copies away in parks and other venues citywide recently, as well as via community groups in all corners of the city. Click here to find out how to get your copy.
You also have the opportunity to write your own Sheffield Story for a chance to win £100 in book tokens. Deadline 30 September. See full details.