First Fictions / University of Sussex / January 20-22, 2012

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Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex
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The First Fictions launch weekend, to be held from the 20th to the 22nd of January, 2012, brings together established authors and academics in order to debate notions of "firstness", across several contexts, in fiction. A partnership between Myriad Editions and the University of Sussex, we have an exciting lineup consisting of Ian Rankin, Nicholas Royle (Sussex), Abi Curtis, Michael Jones, David James, Kelcey Parker, Bryan Talbot, Ed Hillyer, Hannah Berry, Corinne Pearlman, Michael Wilson, Katherine Reeve, Seb Franklin, Lizzie Enfield, Jonathan Kemp, Suzi Feay, Mary Talbot, Nicholas Royle (Manchester), Bryan Cheyette, Natasha Soobramanien, Karen Stevens, Paul Crosthwaite, Katy Shaw, Andrew Kerr, Sue Eckstein, Nicola Streeten, Aneurin Wright, Alexandra Pringle (Bloomsbury publishing), Selma Dabbagh, Elleke Boehmer, Adam Roberts and Andrew Pepper.

We are also pleased to announce that the event will be host to the launch of Gylphi's new journal of twenty-first-century literature, C21.

In order to make this conference affordable, tickets are available on a per-event basis. This mitigates against the feeling of paying a higher flat fee for those who only wish to attend certain panels. The event will be held at the University of Sussex campus at Falmer. All ticketing, registration and programme information is available online at .