David GaffneyDavid Gaffney lives in Manchester and Durham. He is the author of Sawn-Off Tales (2006), Aromabingo (2007), Never Never (2008), 'Buildings Crying Out', a story using lost cat posters (Lancaster litfest 2009), 23 Stops To Hull a set of stories about every junction on the M62 (Humber Mouth festival 2009), Sawn Off Opera a set of operas with composer Ailis Ni Riain (Radio Three, RNCM, Liverpool Philharmonic and Tete a Tete festival London 2010 ) Destroy PowerPoint, stories in PowerPoint format for Edinburgh festival 2009, The Poole Confessions, stories told in a mobile confessional box (Poole Literature festival 2010), Station Stories, in which six writers linked to the audience with wireless headphones performed short stories in Manchester Piccadilly railway station (Manchester Literature Festival 2011), Boy You Turn Me, a sound installation (Birmingham Book Festival 2011) and guerrilla writing project Errata Slips, (Cornerhouse Manchester 2011).
He has also written articles for the Guardian, Sunday Times, Financial Times and Prospect magazine. His latest collection of short stories, The Half Life of Songs, is out now, See www.davidgaffney.org for more details.
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