OxfamReads!: Andew Killeen

Free event! Thursday, May 28th at 4 p.m.

Andy will talk about books that have influenced him, and how writers respond to the work of other writers.

Andrew Killeen was born in Birmingham, and studied English Literature at Corpus Christi College Cambridge. His first novel, The Father of Locks (Dedalus, 2009) was described by The Independent as “a splendid piece of entertainment”, and Historical Novel Review called the sequel, The Khalifah’s Mirror (Dedalus, 2012), “an absolutely marvellous book.” He has edited and published three anthologies of short stories, runs a popular weekly writers’ group called Pow-Wow, and is the founder and Director of the Pow-Wow Festival of Writing. In 2012 he was Writer in Residence at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts; he is the current Reader in Residence at Stoke-on-Trent Libraries, and in 2015 will be undertaking a four week residency at the Ventspils International Writers’ and Translators’ House in Latvia.


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