Cardiff BookTalk is delighted to invite you to our third author event of the 2020–21 semester – On 21 April, Tyler Keevil will be reading from and discussing his powerful new thriller Your Still Beating Heart.
Eira’s husband has been murdered – a random stabbing on a London bus. Detached from her previous life, numb with grief, she impulsively books a ticket to Prague, the city where her husband proposed. Once there, a chance encounter leads to an offer of work. A job for someone like her: The good kind of traveller. Just head over the border, pick something up and drive back. That’s all. Just once. But both Eira and the dangerous gang who have employed her are about to discover who she really is and how far she is prepared to go.
Stylised and daring, Your Still Beating Heart is at once a scalpel-sharp thriller and a stark meditation on grief. Told in the second person, the narrative channels the dark, existential energy of Mohsin Hamid or Albert Camus and grips the reader from the first pages.
Tyler Keevil is the author of several books, including The Drive (Myriad Editions), No Good Brother (HarperCollins), and the short story collection Burrard Inlet (Parthian). He has received numerous awards for his work, such as the Wales Book of the Year People’s Prize and the Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. He grew up in Vancouver and moved to Wales in his twenties, and is now the Director of the Creative Writing MA at Cardiff University. Your Still Beating Heart is published in hardback and eBook by Myriad Editions.
Tyler will be discussing Your Still Beating Heart with writer and poet Claire Williamson who is a PhD student at Cardiff University. Cardiff BookTalk’s Colin Bond will be hosting audience questions and discussion after their conversation. Further recommended reading includes Tyler Keevil’s novels The Drive and No Good Brother and Claire Williamson’s Visiting the Minotaur.
The event will be delivered via Zoom and is free and open to all. Book your place via Eventbrite at the link below: