‘The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure’ by C.D. Rose

‘The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure’ is the first full-length work by UEA alumnus C.D. Rose and contains fifty-two short biographies of writers who leave their manuscripts on trains, light them on fire, or are never recognized for their genius, based on a blog of the same name.  It is published this week by Melville House.  C.D. Rose was born in Manchester and graduated from the MA in Creative Writing at UEA in 2007.  His short story ‘Arkady who couldn’t see and Artem who couldn’t hear’ was shortlisted for the Sunday Times/EFG Bank award in 2013. He has published numerous other  short stories since graduation, including ‘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.

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