Anna Maconochie launched her debut short story collection, Only the Visible Can Vanish, at the end of September at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green in London. A staircase of books was laid out on the table, which had reduced to a single shallow step by the end of the evening as Anna signed copies for eager readers. The event was captured by photographer Charlie Tipper, who has kindly given us permission to share his pictures.
Anna Maconochie has also appeared as part of a panel at Cheltenham Literature Festival, alongside Mariella Frostrup and others, talking about a new anthology Desire: 100 of Literature’s Sexiest Stories, in which one of Anna’s stories appears. Anna’s name then appeared in an article in The Times, which advocates an award for the writing of good sex in literature, rather than just the Bad Sex Award. An appearance at Cheltenham Literature Festival and mention in The Times just weeks after Anna’s debut collection has been published is no mean feat.
Only the Visible Can Vanish costs £12 plus p&p. Free postage and packing if you buy two or more books.
The Kent launch of Only the Visible Can Vanish is on 13 November 2016 in Canterbury, as the guest of Save As Writers and Cronerstone Writers. Upstairs at The Jolly Sailor, Northgate, Canterbury at 6.30 p.m. Free entry, with open mic for poets and writers.