Many thanks to Chad Dixon who has once again provided media links for the BSFA Meeting interview from Wednesday 24th May when Russell Smith interviewed the Queen of Grimdark herself, Anna Smith-Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives.
Location: Artillery Arms (upstairs –private– bar) 102 Bunhill Row (corner of Dufferin St) EC1Y 8ND BSFA Monthly London Meetings (all welcome- free : one does NOT have to be a BSFA member to attend)
When: usually the 4th Wed of each month (excl Dec). Fans meet from 1800 in the main downstairs bar-prompt upstairs start at 1900 -though some regulars go upstairs earlier.
This month’s guest is Queen of Grimdark, Anna Smith-Spark, whose debut novel The Court of Broken Knives was described by Clarke Award-winner Adrian Tchaikovsky as “Fierce, gripping fantasy, exquisitely written; bitter, funny and heart-rending by turns”. Anna has a BA in Classics, an MA in history and a PhD in English Literature. She has previously been published in the Fortean Times and the poetry website www.greatworks.org.
Anna is interviewed by Russell Smith (R. A. Smith) – is the author of Oblivion Storm and Primal Storm from The Grenshall Manor Chronicles series. He is a graduate of MMU where he studied for his BA in English and his MA in Creative Writing.
Where: Artillery Arms (upstairs –private– bar) 102 Bunhill Row (corner of Dufferin St) EC1Y 8ND
Nearest Tube/NatRail: Old St-exit 3 (->Barbican). Brewery: Fullers. Hot food available. SF Book raffle* (tickets 5 for £1) Some attendees join the Speaker/Meeting Organisers later for an informal (usually Thai) meal. (though no obligation to partake).
June 17th – Mini convention and SFF/BSFA AGM
June 28 – TBA
July 26 – TBA Start Time: 19:00