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Sunday 07 October 2012

Die Hard Mod: Author Charlie Mcquaker Guests At Story Studio’s Last Hurrah At Komedia

Irish cult fiction writer Charlie McQuaker is making a rare appearance for Story Studio’s final night at Komedia on Sunday December 11th, before the popular 'live lit' evening moves to a new venue for 2012.


Belfast-born McQuaker, whose gritty ‘pulp fiction’ novella ‘Die Hard Mod’ gained rave reviews from both the pulp fiction and Mod cognoscenti when it was released last year, was discovered by ‘Pulp Press’ founder Danny Bowman at a Story Studio event in 2009.

The book has subsequently become the Brighton-based publishing company’s best-selling title.

‘Die Hard Mod’ has also recently earned the honour of having a page devoted to it in the forthcoming ‘A to Z of Mod’ compendium, compiled by celebrated Mod scribe Paolo Hewitt and fellow-Mod Martin Freeman of ‘The Office’ fame.

At Story Studio, McQuaker will be reading a new short story ‘The Drink Talking’, a dark, Brighton-set tale of an alcohol-fuelled relationship meltdown.

Story Studio Co-Director Tara Gould said: “When he’s appeared at Story Studio in the past, Charlie’s dynamic, engaging readings have gone down a storm so we’re delighted that he’s able to appear at our last night at the Komedia.”

“The energy and vitality of Charlie’s writing puts me in mind of American beat writers and ‘dirty realists’ which fits in perfectly with Pulp Press’s house style”, added Danny Bowman.



“It’s thanks to Story Studio that I spotted Charlie’s talent and signed him up to write ‘Die Hard Mod’ for us so it’ll be great to see him back at the Komedia giving us a taste of his new work.”

Story Studio’s ‘Parlour Games’ night - from mind games to board games – will feature short stories, playlets, monologues and live graphic fiction.

The event is on Sunday 11th December at Komedia Studio Bar, Gardner Street, Brighton. Doors 7.30pm, entry £6 / £4.50 concs.

For more details contact Pulp Press on 01273 261434 or email danny@penpress.co.uk



by: Mike Cobley

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