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Launch of He Runs the Moon, Tales from the Cities

March 14, 2016

Holland Park Press is delighted to invite you to the launch of He Runs the Moon, Tales from the Cities by Wendy Brandmark

Wednesday 27 April at 7pm

Artworkers’ Guild
6 Queen Square
London, WC1N 3AT


He Runs the Moon

Wendy Brandmark, a great storyteller in the American tradition, draws you in with stories about people who often feel they don’t quite belong.

Take the female creative writing students trying to get to grips with life in Denver while secretly in love with their professor. But does he register them at all? Or a granny haunted by the ‘old world’ with a head that is bothering her, and the ‘witch’ in the basement flat. Be transported to the occupational hazards of sharing rooms in a dull green clapboard house which seemed to pitch and heave.

Join us to celebrate the publication of these atmospheric stories set in Denver, the Bronx, New York, and Boston during the 1950-70s: short reading, reception, book sale and signing session.

Wendy Brandmark is a fiction writer, reviewer and lecturer. Her previous novels The Angry Gods and The Stray American received critical acclaim and The Stray American was longlisted for Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015.

Praise for Wendy Brandmark’s novels

The Stray American is both social satire and a subtle parody of coming-of-age stories.’ – Kaite Welsh in The Literary Review

‘Brandmark’s principal theme – not belonging – is rewardingly worked out.’ – The Guardian

He Runs the Moon, Tales from the Cities, ISBN 9781907320606, 204 pages, £10.99 is published by Holland Park Press