One of Kei Miller’s selected writers for the International Literature Showcase
‘McGinnis doesn’t require his readers to walk a mile in his shoes. In fact, he doesn’t want the reader to walk at all, but instead to navigate the world and its new strangeness from a wheelchair.’ – Kei Miller
An author finding joy in the tragedy of it all
Jarred McGinnis’ debut novel The Coward is published by Canongate (July 2021). He is the co-founder of The Special Relationship, which makes large-scale community-driven literature events such as ‘Moby-Dick Unabridged‘, a four-day immersive multimedia reading of Herman Melville’s ‘Moby-Dick’ at the Southbank Centre, involving hundreds of participants. His short fiction has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4 and appeared in respected journals in the UK, Canada, USA and Ireland. He also has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, but mostly he inspires the able-bodied by using public transport and taking his daughters to the playground.
‘This beautiful book is a testament to the way people can, in spite of everything, reforge shattered emotional bonds and repair seemingly doomed relationships.’ – Irvine Welsh
‘Literature of all forms is best suited to reach across time, countries, cultures and people. I’m looking forward to that opportunity.’ – Jarred
Image credit: Sarah McGinnis