22 October 2016

Ancient Egyptian Stories

Enjoy a trip into the myths and mysteries of Ancient Egypt through original fiction written and read by four local authors.

Located in our atmospheric Assyria Gallery, the event is part of the Bristol Festival of Literature taking place throughout the city.

Author biographies

Justin Newland writes historical, fantasy and speculative fiction with a supernatural bent. Short stories in anthologies include: ‘The Fool of Abbot’s Leigh in ‘Hidden Bristol’ and Fisher of Men in ‘North by Southwest’. He’ll be reading an extract from his magnum opus, The Genes of Isis.

Amanda Huskisson writes speculative and fantasy fiction. She was shortlisted in the Flash 500 Novel Opening competition in 2013. She is currently wrestling with the latest draft of Melody of the Two Lands, a historical fantasy about two girls. Set at the height of the 18th Dynasty during the reign of “King” Hatshepsut Maatkare, it’s a magical tale of loss, betrayal and forgiveness. She’ll be reading an extract from the novel.

Jean Burnett is a creative writing tutor and former journalist and advertising copywriter. Her published works include Who Needs Mr. Darcy and Vagabond Shoes a short story from the Unchained anthology published by Tangent Books. With a passion for cats and travel to remote places, she will reading from an original story about the cat goddess Bastet.

Piotr Swietlik was born in Poland and now lives in Frome, Somerset, where he is busy working on his first novel. His stories have appeared in Airship Shape & Bristol Fashion and Kraken Rises. He is co-responsible for the Final Frontier weekly radio show that runs on Frome FM and the man behind psy-trance project, Firefly.