Published by Seren
From England to Europe, Africa to South America, these stories from prizewinning short-story writer Graham Mort explore relationships: father and child; man and wife; man and his environment.
A rising star of winemaking understands his terroir, but oversteps the boundaries; a father taking his son on a day out finds himself in unexpectedly terrifying circumstances; an aid worker in Uganda finds himself treading in his father’s footsteps…
All these stories are sensitively told and beautifully written, bringing fresh perspectives to our place in the world around us.
Graham Mort is a poet and author of radio drama and short fiction. A former freelance writer, he’s now professor of Creative Writing and Transcultural Literature at Lancaster University. He has published seven full-length collections of poetry and won a number of literary prizes, including an Eric Gregory award for his first collection. He also writes BBC radio drama and short fiction, winning the Bridport Prize for short fiction in 2007 and the Edge Hill prize for short fiction in 2011 for Touch. Seren published his latest poetry book Cusp in December 2011.