London Lies

  Print ISBN: 978-1-909208-00-1

London Lies: Urban Tales from Liars' League

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London Lies Cover. Image copyright Karen Keogh

From the mean streets of Hackney to sleepy South London suburbs, from boho Bloomsbury to City wine bars, London Lies is a tour of the capital as you’ve never seen it before. What happens when a girl on her way to work is propositioned by a frog? When a man breaks into London Zoo to fight a hippo? When nuclear bombs fall on a future London, when the rats rise up to rule us or – most terrifying of all – when Scrabble goes bad?

Londonist review ‘…nearly had us snivelling on a commuter train.’ ‘…each has a distinctive voice and a point to make. Perfect for reading in bite-sized chunks on the way around town.’

Sabotage Review ‘…this is one of the most enjoyable story collections I’ve had the pleasure of reading in several years.’ ‘…the consistently high quality of London Lies makes it difficult to review. Every time I have sat down to start writing, I’ve wanted to highlight different stories.’

Moving from 1930s Camden to a Royal Wedding “riot”, via football fights, office steeplechases and awkward dates in art galleries, London Lies is a bizarre, funny, moving and sometimes unnerving glimpse into the secret life of the city we all love and know … or do we?

Featuring nineteen writers and twenty-three stories showcased at London’s Liars’ League, the award winning monthly live literature event.

Check our events page for video fo authors reading stories from London Lies.

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Selected as one of twelve “young writers to watch” by The National Theatre, Katerina’s work was first developed under poet Inua Ellams, and performed in the NT Studio as part of Aftershocks.

Her next play, Valedictions, lead to mentorship by Toby Bruce, Development Exec at Dancing Ledge Productions. Her subsequent screenplay, The Gulf – based on her experience growing up in the Middle East during the First Gulf War – was longlisted by the BBC earlier this year.

Katerina previously trained as an actor (Arts Ed) and has performed at the Roundhouse, Arcola and Albany theatres as well as with theatre companies Shunt and Fuel.

Katerina’s story for Dusk, Threshold, will be read at Ynys Mon and Warkleigh.

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