The Eccles British Library Writer’s Award winner explores the art of disappearing
How to Disappear: Reading and the Art of Vanishing
Eccles British Library Writer's Award winner 2018 Stuart Evers discusses the role of disappearance in fiction – and how reading itself is an act of vanishing. From Homer to Toni Morrison, from Emily Brontë to Jon McGregor, Evers will show the novelistic attraction to the missing, as well as discussing the research for his forthcoming novel, The Disappearances, which draws upon notorious ‘disappearances’ in American history.
Stuart Evers is a novelist, short story writer and critic. He is a co-winner of the 2018 Eccles British Library Writer’s Award, one of Europe's richest prizes for a work in progress. His short fiction has appeared in Prospect, Granta and The Sunday Times as well as in three editions of The Best British Short Stories. His story Our Italics was read by Anton Lesser on BBC Radio 4 in 2016. Evers also reviews books regularly for a variety of publications, including The Guardian, The Independent and The New Statesman.