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Influx @ Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds

  • Hyde Park Book Club 27-29 Headingley Lane Leeds, England, LS6 1BL United Kingdom (map)

Influx Press head to the wonderful Hyde Park Book Club in Leeds for a night of live fiction and poetry from some of the UK’s most exciting contemporary writers. Reading on the night are Paul Scraton, Clare Fisher, S.K. Perry, and Chérie Taylor Battiste, hosted by Gary Budden.

About the authors:

Paul Scraton is a writer and editor based in Berlin. Born in Lancashire, he moved to the German capital in 2001 where he has lived ever since. He is the editor-in-chief of Elsewhere: A Journal of Place and the author of newly published Built on Sand (Influx Press, 2019) and Ghosts on the Shore: Travels Along Germany's Baltic Coast (Influx Press, 2017).

Clare Fisher was born and made in Tooting, south London. An award-winning short story writer Clare Fisher's her first novel, All the Good Things, was published by Viking in 2017. She now lives in Leeds, where she writes, works as a bookseller and teaches creative writing. Her Dylan Thomas Prize-longlisted collection, How the Light Gets In, was published by Influx Press in 2018.

S.K. Perry's debut novel Let Me Be Like Water is published by Melville House in the US & UK. It was longlisted for the Ondaatje Prize and picked for City Reads 2019. She is in her first year of a practice-based-research PhD in creative writing, working on a new novel exploring surveillance, domestic violence, and sexuality.

Chérie Taylor Battiste was born in London and raised in Leeds. After graduating from SOAS University of London, she worked as a TV researcher before moving on to acting, winning the Norman Beaton Fellowship, joining the BBC Radio Drama Company and gaining various parts on stage and screen. her debut poetry collection Lioness was published by Valley Press.

Introduced and hosted by Gary Budden of Influx Press