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A Salt publishing joint online launch with Alison Moore and Venetia Welby

Alison Moore is well-known around these parts, not least for her first novel, The Lighthouse, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.



Venetia Welby has just returned to Nottingham after living away.  Like Alison, she writes short fiction as well as novels.



Tonight we host a  free online joint launch for Alison’s new novel The Retreat and Venetia’s new dystopian novel Dreamtime.

Both authors are publishing by the independent fiction publisher, Salt. They will be presenting their own books then be in conversation with each other, and the audience.

Both authors have addressed scary issues in their fiction, one of the themes of the discussion!

Please book via the Eventbrite link


Copies of the authors’ novels can be ordered at the same time, should you wish them, and are post free.

About The Retreat:   Since childhood, Sandra Peters has been fascinated by the small, private island of Lieloh, home to the reclusive silent-film star Valerie Swanson. Having dreamed of going to art college, Sandra is now in her forties and working as a receptionist, but she still harbours artistic ambitions. When she sees an advert for a two-week artists’ retreat on Lieloh, Sandra sets out on what might be a life-changing journey.

About Dreamtime: ‘So, where is he then, your dad?’ The world may be on a precipice but Sol, fresh from  rehab, finally has an answer to the question that has long dogged her. With aviation grinding to a halt in the face of global climate meltdown, this is the last chance to connect with her absentee father and to mend their broken past. She must journey to the furthest reaches of the Japanese archipelago, a place where sea, sky and earth converge at the forefront of  encroaching geopolitical catastrophe.