I just spent the most amazing week of literary hedonism in Serbia, at the Kikinda Short Story Festival. Along with 23 writers from 18 countries, I ate testicles, showered in sulphurous water, did a live interview on Serbian radio at 8am after 3 hours’ sleep while hungover, then got to feel like royalty on a horse-and-carriage tour of the town. And of course there were nightly short story readings – such a pleasure to be in the company of so many passionate story writers.
I’m so grateful to the Kikinda Short organisers for inviting me – it was an unforgettable week. You can read my full report on the Sunday Times online Fast Fiction blog.