Short Story Masterclass with… Michel Faber

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Short Story Masterclass
with Michel Faber


An exclusive THRESHOLDS collaboration with the
recorded at the Charleston Farmhouse, East Sussex.


In the first instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Jac Cattaneo talks with award-winning author Michel Faber about keeping the reader in safe hands, writers making things up, sadness and poignancy, and stories determining their own lengths.


AUTHOR_michel-faberBorn in Holland, raised in Australia and now living in the Scottish Highlands, Michel Faber is a highly acclaimed author of both long and short fiction. His short stories have won several awards, including the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition, the Ian St. James Awards and the Neil Gunn Writing Competition, whilst his novel Under the Skin was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize.

Faber’s short stories are collected in The Fahrenheit TwinsSome Rain Must Fall and The Apple, a book of stories based on his celebrated novel The Crimson Petal and the White. His latest novel, The Book of Strange New Things, was published in October 2014 by Canongate Books.


Listen to the
Short Story Masterclass
with Michel Faber

(40 minutes)


In the podcast, Michel Faber reads from ‘The Fahrenheit Twins’ and ‘The Safe House’. An interview with Michel Faber, by Miles Salter, is available to read on THRESHOLDS.


AUTHOR_Jac_CataneoJac Cattaneo is an artist, writer and lecturer in Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her prize-winning short stories and poems have been published in a wide range of journals and anthologies. Jac is currently studying for her PhD at the University of Chichester and writing a novel. She tweets @jaccattaneo


With warm thanks to the organisers of the
International Small Wonder Short Story Festival.


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