Collateral damage from Covid-19 has been having to delay the publication of Zed and the Cormorants, by Clare Owen. It was a tough decision but, it turns out, the right one; and next year we will be able to put together a really strong campaign to support the book.
In the meantime, here is Clare reading her short story from An Outbreak of Peace, The Cormorant which was very much a calling card for Zed, sharing, as it does, a location and character names, although not characters, unless you count the cormorant!
Thanks to everyone who came along and in particular to Housmans for hosting and to CB, Clare, Karen, Katy, Peter, Sarah and Chantal (all pictured) and Valerie (not pictured) for reading so magnificently – sold out Housman’s stock of the book!
After working as an actor and arts administrator in London, Clare married a boat builder and moved to Cornwall. She promptly had three children and set up an improvised theatre company, re-enacting the stories of their audiences around the county. More recently she has co-written and performed with the all women ensemble, ‘Riot of the Freelance Mind’ and she regularly reads her short fiction at spoken word events and local festivals. She has just finished her first YA novel Zed and the Cormorants, which will be published by Arachne Press in 2019/20