I’m delighted to be reading at Sceptre’s London launch of How Much the Heart Can Hold.
This short-story anthology explores love in all its various shapes and hues—from the familial to the erotic, from the illusory to the enduring— and includes writers such as Carys Bray, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Donal Ryan and Nikesh Shukla.
My short story, ‘Holdfast’, came runner-up in the Sceptre Loves Short Story Prize, launched to mark the publication of this beautiful anthology. And so, I’ll be reading from this story on Thursday 10th August, in Waterstones Gower Street, alongside the shortlisted writers and the winner Phoebe Roy. Roy’s story is now published in this new paperback edition. Please do come along, one and all, if you’re nearby. Come listen to stories that ask just how much the heart can hold…
(As for that rather lovely title? Zelda Fitzgerald: ‘Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.’)