Short Story Masterclass with… Salley Vickers

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Short Story Masterclass
with Salley Vickers


An exclusive THRESHOLDS collaboration with the
held by the Charleston Trust, East Sussex.


In the second instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Jac Cattaneo talks with acclaimed author Salley Vickers about psychology and the short story, anarchy, maternal betrayal, tapping into unlived lives, and the misunderstandings of human relationships.


AUTHOR_salley_vickersSalley Vickers was born in Liverpool in 1948. She read English at Newnham College Cambridge and later worked a variety of jobs – as a cleaner, a dancer, a teacher of children with special needs, and a psychoanalyst – before becoming a full time writer and lecturer. Vickers’ first novel, Miss Garnet’s Angel, was an international ‘word-of-mouth’ bestseller. Other works include Mr. Golightly’s Holiday, The Other Side of You and Where Three Roads Meet, a retelling of the Oedipus myth to Sigmund Freud in the last months of his life. Her most recent publication is the short story collection The Boy Who Could See Death. In this podcast, Vickers reads from the collection’s title story and ‘The Train That Left When It Was Not Supposed To’.


Listen to the
Short Story Masterclass
with Salley Vickers

(34 minutes)


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
Small Wonder Short Story Festival.


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