Aye Write’s Ones to Watch – Lynsey May, Ryan Love & Fran Littlewood
Aye Write prides itself on spotlighting new talent and punchy stories. Debut novels by Ryan Love, Fran Littlewood and Lynsey May will feature in this ‘Ones To Watch’ event which explores personal journeys in families.
Lynsey May’s Weak Teeth tells the story of Ellis’s relationship breakdown and navigating returning to her childhood home. Ellis juggles the challenges of job insecurity, an empty bank account and mouthful of unreliable teeth while her world unravels over a long, hot Summer. Lynsey May won first place in the Fresh Ink novel contest in 2020, is a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2013, a beneficiary of the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2015 and achieved a coveted spot as Cove Park’s Emerging Scottish Writer in 2016. Her short fiction has been published in various journals and anthologies, including The Stinging Fly, Gutter, New Writing Scotland and Banshee.
Ryan Love’s Arthur and Teddy Are Coming Out tells the story of a grandfather and grandson coming out and their journey’s finding their place in the community. This novel has been selected as one of the Independent’s 19 debut authors set to make their mark this year. Ryan Love is a NCTJ qualified journalist, has been Showbiz Editor at Digital Spy and has written for publications including the Telegraph, Attitude Radio Times and Yahoo.
Fran Littlewood’s Amazing Grace Adams takes place across a single day and tells the story of Grace on the day she decides to push back. A story of marriage, catastrophe, redemption and grief Grace seeks to regain control of her life. Fran Littlewood has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London and was taught by Andrew Motion, passing with distinction.