Subscribe on iTunesShort story reading by May-Lan Tan from her collection Things To Make and Break (CB editions 2014).

May-Lan is a Hong Kong-born writer who lives in London, where she studied for a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. As well as her short story collection she also has a chapbook called Girly (Future Tense Books).

The Guardian called Things to Make and Break “an excellent debut”, PANK called it “mind-blowingly good”, and our own Lucy Jeynes in her review in Issue 2 of Bare Fiction Magazine said, “This kind of writing is a serious turn-on.”

I’m delighted to hear that it has just been long listed for the Guardian First Book Award.

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The recording was made on April 30th 2014 at the Gwdihw Cafe Bar in Cardiff during the launch of issue 2 of Bare Fiction magazine. May-Lan gives a reading from her story Legendary. For more details about May-Lan Tan including dates of live readings, visit her website.

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