Sucking Sherbet Lemons launch
01 September 2011
The long-awaited final chapter of the Sucking Sherbet Lemons series willl be published this October. Novelist and former LJMU Creative Writing Lecturer, Michael Carson, will be hosting a launch event at Wallasey Town Hall on Monday 5th September at 6.00pm.
Michael was born in Wallasey in 1946. His 'Sucking Sherbet Lemons', recently re-published by Cutting Edge Press, became an instant classic and a symbol of the campaign against the Thatcher government’s infamous Section 28. His other novels include Friends and Infidels, Coming up Roses, Stripping Penguins Bare, Yanking up the Yo-Yo, Demolishing Babel, The Knight of the Flaming Heart and Hubbies.
He lectured at LJMU between 2002 and 2006 and has an undergraduate student prize in his name which recognises outstanding contribution to the subject. The book will be published in a press run by the son of the recently retired LJMU Lecturer Aileen La Tourette - who was also published this year.
The Centre for Writing is particularly committed in ensuring the work that results from it is given a public existence. In recent weeks, graduate student, James Shaw was awarded a £21,000 Arts Council grant and his his new anti-gun crime drama this weekend, 'Firearms and Fingertips' is an anti-gun crime theatre/mixed-media production, which incorporates many elements of the arts including music, visual art, poetry, drama, hip-hop and DJ-ing.
Aileen La Tourette's novel , 'The Oldest Girl' was also launched this summer and the Centre for Writing will continue to seek wider platforms for the work of its students and staff.
"Irresistible" - The Guardian on Sucking Sherbet Lemons
"A gay Adrian Mole...the funniest book I’ve read all year" - Simon Callow on Sucking Sherbet Lemons
To read more about the novel please visit http://www.cuttingedgepress.co.uk/suckingsherbetlemons.html