Short Stories by David Almond
David Almond is now known around the world as the author of the novels Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and The Savage. His first two books - Sleepless Nights (1985) and A Kind of Heaven (1997) - were published by Iron Press. A selection of these short stories for adults appear in Nesting alongside two previously unpublished tales. The stories draw deeply from the Tyneside estate of Almond's childhood, exploring the themes that would inform his later work, and displaying all the rhythm, lyricism and drive for which he is acclaimed today.
Published to coincide with The IRON Age, Iron's fortieth birthday festival.
Pieces from Eight
An Octet of new IRON poets
Most of the poems in this pamphlet came about via six weekly workshops at the Settle Down Café, Newcastle, late in 2012 and early in 2013. Publisher and editor Peter Mortimer put out a call, and around 40 poets sent in examples of their work. These were whittled down to eight.
This special publication is also part of the Iron Age celebration, bringing together eight writers new to IRON press from across the North East of England. Each night of the Festival, two poets read from their work at the Festival Club, at Brown's Salt House Brasserie.
Through the Iron Age
Peter Mortimer, Iron's driving force and long-time editor, provides a handy guide to what makes Iron Press so special. How has it survived for forty years? Why are literary figures as diverse as Melvyn Bragg and Kate Fox, Sean O'Brien and Ian McMillan, joining in the celebration? This neat little booklet has the answers!