David’s Bookshop in Letchworth will be holding an Art of the Short Story Panel with two writers in conversation with fiction editor Francine Toon next Saturday, July 14.

Tom Rachman is the author of three novels – The Imperfectionists, Rise and Fall of Great Powers, and The Italian Teacher. He also has a collection of short stories, Basket of Deplorables, which are linked stories on the reaction to Donald Trump, the hypocrisies of liberalism and living in post-truth America.

Joining him on the panel is Ho Lin, an author, musician and filmmaker. He wrote a collection of short stories, China Girl, which is about modern Asia and the Asia of imagination.

Francine Toon is a commissioning editor at Sceptre and publishes literary fiction and non-fiction. She has worked with a vast range of short story writers in her time, and is a published poet.

The talk starts at 6.15pm at David’s Bookshop in Eastcheap. Tickets cost £6 – call the shop on 01462 684631 or drop in to the store to book.