This is a sneak preview, pre-launch event for Sam's debut short story collection, which will be published by Platypus Press in June. Come the Tide
has been hailed as "a masterful collection" by Lochlan Bloom, while a recent review noted that the act of reading these "sun-soaked, water-drenched" stories "becomes an unusually visceral and enlarging experience".
The reading will be followed by an interview and Q&A led by Dr J.T. Welsch, and a wine reception.
Dr Reese is a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Northampton. As Sam V. H. Reese, he has written essays on surrealism and American fiction, the gender politics of cultural criticism, and why you need to read the stories of Mary McCarthy. His first critical work, The Short Story in Midcentury America
, won the 2018 Arthur Miller Centre First Book Prize. Blue Notes: Jazz, Literature, and Loneliness
, his second academic monograph, is due out in September (both from LSU Press).