Jarred McGinnis

The Coward

The Print Room
In person event
Sun 26 Sep
14:30 UK
Free, ticketed

The Coward is a compelling, darkly humorous exploration of what it means to come to terms with a broken body, rebuild a broken relationship, and find love when the prospect seems hopeless. It’s the story of a man whose life has been hedonistic, self-destructive, and driven by anger at the world. He has a life-changing car accident and wakes up to the discovery that he’ll never walk again. But it’s soon obvious that a wheelchair is the least of his problems. The Coward is about hurt and forgiveness, about how we rewrite the stories we tell about our lives  — and try to find a happy ending.

About the author: Jarred McGinnis was chosen by Kei Miller as one of his ten top emerging writers in the UK, as part of National Centre for Writing and British Council’s International Literature Showcase. He is co-founder of The Special Relationship, chosen for the British Council’s International Literature Showcase. His short fiction has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4, and appeared in journals in the UK, Canada, USA and Ireland.

The Coward is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

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