‘The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure’ by CD Rose

Chris Rose

‘The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure’ is the first book by UEA Creative Writing graduate, CD (Chris) Rose, and is to be published by Melville House in both the UK and the USA next year.  Chris (pictured) graduated from the UEA Creative Writing MA (Prose Fiction) in 2007 and was shortlisted earlier this year for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award for ‘Arkady Who Couldn’t See And Artem Who Couldn’t Hear’.  He has published numerous other  short stories since graduation, most recently ‘A Publisher Surveys the Changing Literary Scene’ in the collection ‘Unthology 3’, and is currently working on a PhD in the short story at Edge Hill University.  ‘The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure’ contains fifty-two short biographies of writers who leave their  manuscripts on trains, set them on fire, or are never recognized for their genius, based on a blog of the same name.

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