by CM Taylor
Accidents will happen.
Breaks will slowly skid.
Beautifully written, touching, irreverent and surprising, Light is a compelling exploration of the tangled lives of a group of young artists and their friends in the 1990s.
Set against the backdrop of the decade’s e-commerce boom, tragic and riotous by turns, packed with complex relationships, humour and heartbreak, Light is a book for anyone who ever struggled to find their place in the world.
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Light features painters and sculptors amongst its cast of eccentric characters. So, we asked acclaimed artist Pete Fowler to produce a unique work of art in response to the novel, and the result is a totally one-off acrylic painting on a 30cm by 45cm wooden board.
Follow this link for your chance to win the painting; you’ve got until 2nd of May 2021 to enter, with the winner announced on the 3rd.
About the author:
C M Taylor is the author of six novels and is the co-writer of a feature film. His 2011 novel Premiership Psycho has been optioned for TV by the rapper and director Plan B and Craig has written the pilot.
For his last novel, Staying On (Duckworth, 2018), he worked with the British Library who installed software on his laptop to record his writing process.
He teaches creative writing and screenwriting widely on writer’s retreats and at writing festivals and has a particular interest in born digital literature, the history and function of narrative, and the grammar of narrative forms.
Praise for CM Taylor:
“Compelling… delightfully unusual” – Time Out review of Light by Nicholas Royle
“You can’t help but read it.” – The Guardian
“Taylor is clearly a very accomplished and witty prose stylist.” – Daily Mirror
“Racy, pacy stuff.” – The Independent