David Gaffney is the author of three critically acclaimed micro-fiction collections including the Edgehill Prize-long-listed The Half-life Of Songs and his first novel Never Never.  Along with writing how-to articles for The Guardian, Sunday Times, Financial Times and Prospect, his second novel More Sawn-off Tales, was published in May 2013.

David is behind two of Manchester’s more subversive literary events: guerrilla-writing project Errata Slips for Cornerhouse Micro Commissions, in which fake amends telling a story are surreptitiously added to magazines, and Station Stories, when six writers “secretly” performed short stories to audiences linked by headphones.

David has been seen performing short stories with an electric guitar and his collaboration with poet, blogger and flash fiction author Sarah-Clare Conlon, Les Malheureux can only be described as a unique way of performing stories.

Les Malheureux will be performing at this year’s Word Festival.