WALKING BOOK CLUB:
2pm Saturday 21st March 2020
Pursuit, The Balvenie Stories Collection
The first day of spring and the first walk of 2020!
Stories of human endeavour, endurance and resolve with an unexpected twist.
What is it to pursue a goal, to strive for an ideal, to follow a dream?
These are the questions explored by The Balvenie in this unique collection compiled by award-winning novelist Alex Preston. The stories - from some of the brightest and most exciting voices writing today - tell of determination, endeavour and perseverance against the odds.
They range across wildly different contexts and cultures, from the epic to the intimate, in fiction and non-fiction, illustrating and illuminating the outer limits of human character and achievement.
With contributions from Max Porter, Kamila Shamsie, Daisy Johnson, Eley Williams, Michael Donkor, David Szalay, Yan Ge and many more.
Alex Preston is an award-winning author and journalist. He is the author of three novels, most recently the critically-acclaimed In Love and War, as well as the bestselling literary history of birds, As Kingfishers Catch Fire. His short stories have appeared several times in the Best British Short Stories anthology and he writes regularly for the Observer, the Telegraph and Harper’s Bazaar. He is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Kent.