In 2023 alone, Edinburgh-based Camilla Grudova has been named as one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists and been shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction. It is a great pleasure, then, that Camilla will be joining us in November to tell us about her new collection of short stories, _The Coiled Serpent_.
A little girl throws up Gloria-Jean's teeth after an explosion at the custard factory; Pax, Alexander, and Angelo are hypnotically enthralled by a book that promises them enlightenment if they keep their semen inside their bodies; Victoria is sent to a cursed hotel for ailing girls when her period mysteriously stops. In a damp, putrid spa, the exploitative drudgery of work sparks revolt; in a Margate museum, the new Director curates a venomous garden for public consumption.
In Grudova's unforgettably surreal style, these stories conjure a singular, startling strangeness that proves the deft skill of a writer at the top of her game.
Camilla Grudova lives in Edinburgh where she works as a cinema operator and waitress. Her fiction has appeared in The White Review and Granta. She is the critically-acclaimed author of _The Doll's Alphabet_ (2017) and _Children of Paradise_ (2022).
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