Jess will be giving a reading at the Listowel Arms Ballroom on Thursday the 1st of June.
In a great night for Irish literature Jess wins the 2016 Costa Short Story Award. Her winning story Dirty Little Fishes is about a young Irish girl in London who accompanies her mother on visits to a dying woman – with curious consequences.
The full story can be read on the Irish Times website.
Jess talks about all aspects of her writing practice, from the origins of Himself, to her love of Magic Realism and her plans for future novels.
Louisa Joyner, editorial director of fiction, bought UK and Commonwealth rights to two books by Jess Kidd from Susan Armstrong at Conville & Walsh.
The first book is Himself, described as “by turns blackly humorous, mysterious and darkly chilling”.