Shortlisted for the Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection 2014; Longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize 2014 and Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award 2014 --Awards
'Sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, always clever and hugely entertaining, KONTAKTE explores the relationship between the how and the why of music, its harmony and its dissonances, as counterpoint to life, death, love, sex and even Egyptology. I enjoyed it hugely' --Vanessa Gebbie
'Unites what we at first take to be a fragmentary mosaic of different souls under the pervasive rhythm of music' --Jack Butler, STRAND Magazine
About the Author
Jonathan Taylor is author of the novel ENTERTAINING STRANGERS (Salt, 2012), the memoir TAKE ME HOME: Parkinson's, My Father, Myself (Granta Books, 2007), and the poetry collection, MUSICOLEPSY (Shoestring Press, 2013). He is editor of the anthology OVERHEARD: Stories to Read Aloud (Salt, 2012). He is Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Leicester, and co-director of small publisher and arts organisation Crystal Clear Creators. Born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent, he now lives with his wife, the poet Maria Taylor, and their twin daughters, Miranda and Rosalind.