ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: October 1, 2019
Pursuit: The Balvenie Stories Collection
Edited by Alex Preston
What is it to pursue a goal, to strive for an ideal, to follow a dream?
These are the questions explored by The Balvenie in this unique collection compiled by award-winning novelist Alex Preston. The stories – from some of the brightest and most exciting voices writing today – tell of determination, endeavour and perseverance against the odds. They range across wildly different contexts and cultures, from the epic to the intimate, in fiction and non-fiction, illustrating and illuminating the outer limits of human character and achievement.
With contributions from Max Porter, Kamila Shamsie, Daisy Johnson, Eley Williams, Michael Donkor, David Szalay, Yan Ge and many more.
Alex Preston was born in 1979. He lives in London with his wife and son. He used to work in the hedge fund industry and now writes occasional journalism and the lyrics of some of his brother’s songs. He studied English under Tom Paulin at Hertford College, Oxford and completed an MA at Birkbeck, focusing on the work of W.G. Sebald and Roberto Bolaño.