Rebecca John’s dazzling debut Clown's Shoes (Parthian Books) was launched on Monday 23 November 2015 at John Smith’s Bookshop, Swansea University.

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Rebecca read from the collection and took part in a Q&A with Swansea University’s Head of Creative Writing, Professor David Britton. Stories from Clown’s Shoes include the Devil's visit to the glove maker, the woman betting on underdogs at the dog track, a desperate mother performing a nightly striptease, and the young Korean immigrant telling her secrets to the sway of the sea.

Stories from the collection have been shortlisted for the EFG Sunday Times Short Story award and won the PEN International New Voices award.

More information on Clown’s Shoes here: