Stuart Evers

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Stuart Evers in 2014

Stuart Evers was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire in 1976. His first book, Ten Stories About Smoking,[1][2][3] was published by Picador in 2011 and won The London Book Award. His short fiction has appeared in Prospect, The Best British Short Stories 2012, and 3:AM, and he regularly writes about books for The Guardian, The Independent, the New Statesman and Time Out. He at one point read with musical accompaniment from Fighting Kites.[4][5][6]

If This Is Home – his debut novel – was published by Picador in July 2012.[7][8]

In late 2015, Evers collaborated with the Indie band Daughter, using his three short stories, Dress, Windows, and 5,040, as basis for the music videos of songs "Doing the Right Thing", "Numbers", and "How" respectively.[9] These videos were released ahead of the English band's release of the their second album Not to Disappear in 2016. All three stories used in this collaboration included no dialogue in accordance with the inability of a music video to express dialogue.[10]


  1. ^ Preston, Alex. "Ten Stories About Smoking". New Statesman. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Walton, James (10 March 2011). "A Page in the Life: Stuart Evers". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Segal, Francesca (2 April 2011). "Ten Stories About Smoking by Stuart Evers". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
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  7. ^ Massie, Allan. "If this is Home". The Scotsman. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Stuart Evers". Picador. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Daughter 3 Films". Retrieved 2017-01-23. 
  10. ^ "Acclaimed short story writer Stuart Evers teams up with indie band Daughter". Pan Macmillan. January 19, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2017.