THE READING # 6: Orpheus Builds a Girl by Heather Parry / March 10, 2023

The Reading Berlin presents the Berlin book launch of ORPHEUS BUILDS A GIRL by Heather Parry


Doors open at 19:00 at Lettretage.


Based on chilling real events, ORPHEUS BUILDS A GIRL is the story of a brilliant doctor determined his relationship with his true love will persist beyond the grave, and the sister who refuses to let his version of events go unchallenged. It’s a novel of sisterly love and deranged obsession that has been described as “grotesque and strangely beautiful” (Alice Ash) and “a sinister dark flower of a book” (Camila Grudova).


Heather will be in conversation with Jane Flett about gothic fiction, the nature of obsession, and the battle for control of women’s bodies—in death as well as in life. The night will open with short fiction from an emerging Berlin writer, and after the reading there will be an audience Q&A followed by a book signing with books from Curious Fox.

Heather Parry sitting downHEATHER PARRY  is a Glasgow-based writer, editor, and publisher. She is the co-founder and Editorial Director of Extra Teeth magazine, co-host of the Teenage Scream podcast and the Scottish Senior Policy & Liaison Manager for the Society of Authors, a trade union for writers. In 2021 she created the free-access Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide with artist Maria Stoian. Her short stories and nonfiction have been published internationally, and her debut novel, Orpheus Builds a Girl, was published in October 2022 with Gallic Books.




Jane Flett smilingJANE FLETT is a Scottish writer whose fiction has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4, published in Electric Literature, and awarded the New Orleans Writing Residency. She is a recipient of the Berlin Senate Award for non-German literature and the Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award.
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