Spike Island

Listen again: Brian Catling, The Vorrh

Next to the colonial town of Essenwald sits the Vorrh, a vast – perhaps endless – forest. It is a place of demons and angels, of warriors and priests. Sentient and magical, the Vorrh bends time and wipes memory. Legend has it that the Garden of Eden still exists at its heart. Now, a renegade English soldier aims to be the first human to traverse its expanse.

Novel Writers

Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Extracts from the texts are available in advance, but prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books. In partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas.

In partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas.