Paul Burston in conversation with Suzi Feay

Saturday 31 August

Venue: Stade Hall

18.00 to 19.00

Tickets: £7.50, Litfest’s Big Night Out (Paul Burston, Kevin Le Gendre and Salena Godden) £18.00

Join local author Paul Burston in conversation with literary critic Suzi Feay. Paul will be discussing his new psychological thriller The Closer I Get, which is largely set in Hastings. Described as a disturbingly relevant, social media thriller, The Closer I Get explores the relationship between a successful novelist and an online admirer. 

“Absurdly gripping, and enough to unnerve anyone who has ever spent any time online” – Angela Clarke

“As perfect a thriller as you’ll read all year” – Caz Frear

“Beautifully written, with rich and deliciously flawed characters, tense and compelling from first page to last” – Amanda Jennings

Paul Burston

Paul Burston is the author of six novels and the editor of two short story collections. 

He is the founder and host of London’s award-winning LGBT+ literary salon Polari and the founder and chair of The Polari First Book Prize for new writing. 

Born in York and raised in South Wales, he now divides his time between Hastings and London.

Find him on Twitter @paulburston

Suzi Feay

I’m a London-based literary journalist with a particular interest in fiction and poetry, writing regularly for The Guardian and The Financial Times, among others.

I am currently TV and radio critic for FT Weekend. A regular reviewer and broadcaster, I’ve had stories and poems published in The London Magazine, Magma and Poetry Review and have read my work at the South Bank and the Working Men’s College in Camden.
I teach journalism to creative writing students at Brunel University.

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