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Thursday, 27 November 2014

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Cumbrian author David Gaffney's short cut to success

A celebrated Cumbrian born author is telling short tales once again in his latest book.

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David Gaffney

David Gaffney, who was born and raised in Cleator Moor, launches his new book More Sawn-Off Tales on May 15.

He plans to visit Carlisle and Whitehaven in the coming weeks as part of the launch.

The 52-year-old, who now lives in Manchester, has compiled a collection of 68 tiny tales, each story limited to just 150 words. It is often described as micro fiction or “flash fiction”.

Mr Gaffney’s latest offering is a reprise of his first book, the 2006 critically acclaimed Sawn-Off Tales.

Many of the stories relate to his experiences of growing up in west Cumbria in the 1960s and 1970s as well as his regular return trips to the county to visit friends and family.

Mr Gaffney’s mother lives in Cleator Moor and his sister in Frizington.

He said: “I did my first book when there were not many people doing micro fiction.

“I like the editing. Sometimes I write 450 words and I wish I could leave it alone but I know I can’t. I love the challenge of working at it again to edit it down. It is a great satisfaction at the end when I know I’ve got it all down in 150 words.”

Bookends in Carlisle welcomes Mr Gaffney on June 17. He will visit the Rosehill Theatre near Whitehaven on July 20 for a launch event.

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