Author(s): Sara Maitland
When does a riot become a revolution? When does a demonstration of dissent tip over into a moment of unstoppable political change? This book asks 20 authors and 20 historians to bring crucial moments of British protest to life. Following fictional characters, caught up in the momentum of nonfictional moments, they offer rare insights into protests from a live, street-level perspective. - Protests include: the Suffragettes, the Miners Strike, the Peasants Revolt, the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, Greenham Common, and more. - Authors are paired with witnesses or historians of each protest, resulting in factually informed and correct short stories. - Each story is accompanied with an accessibly written afterword by the witness/historian.
Sandra Alland is an Edinburgh-based Scottish-Canadian writer, interdisciplinary artist, small press publisher, performer, filmmaker and curator. Martyn Bedford is a British author. He writes novels for adults and teenagers and teaches creative writing. Sean Cernow is an actor and poet. Kate Clanchy works as a teacher, journalist and freelance writer. David Constantine worked for thirty years as a university teacher of German language and literature. Frank Cottrell-Boyce is known for his children's fiction and for his collaborations with film director Michael Winterbottom. Mandy Theresa O'Loughlin, known professionally as Kit de Waal, is an English writer. Her prize-winning flash fiction and short stories appear in various anthologies. Stuart Evers's first book, Ten Stories About Smoking, was published by Picador in 2011 and won The London Book Award. Sara Maitland is a British writer and feminist. An accomplished novelist, she is also known for her short stories. Joanna Quinn is studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Francesca Rhydderch's debut novel, The Rice Paper Diaries, was longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award and won the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize 2014. Jacob Ross is a novelist, short story wiriter, editor and creative writing tutor.