Tyler Keevil's Writing Room

'Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.' - Alice Munro

Tyler Keevil is an award-winning writer from Vancouver, Canada.  He is the author of three novels - Fireball, The Drive, and No Good Brother - and the short story collection, Burrard Inlet.

New Novel 'Your Still Beating Heart' to be published by Myriad Editions

This month Tyler has signed a new book deal with Myriad Editions, who will be publishing his latest novel, ‘Your Still Beating Heart’. Tyler previously worked with Myriad on his road novel The Drive, and is thrilled to be part of their list again. The novel is due to be published September 2020, and the full press release, as seen in The Bookseller, is below: watch this space for further details of launches and events as publication approaches!

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Myriad Editions has welcomed back Tyler Keevil with an "ingenious" new novel about a woman who risks her life to save another.

Candida Lacey, publisher and m.d, bought world English language rights from Becky Thomas at Johnson & Alcock. Your Still Beating Heart will be published in September 2020.

The book follows a young woman who travels to Prague after she is widowed. The synopsis explains: “A chance meeting leads to an intriguing proposition. There’s a small job for someone like her: someone without a criminal record or personal connections; someone willling to take a minor risk. All she needs to do is pick something up, and drive back. Just once. Only ever once. Her mission takes her to a place where life is cheap and sordid deals are done. Risking her own life to save another, she must confront unspeakable evil and outrun those who would betray her.”

Keevil, who grew up in Vancouver and moved to Wales in his twenties, is the author of three novels including The Drive (Myriad) and most recent book No Good Brother (The Borough Press). He is director of the MA in Creative Writing at Cardiff University.

He said: “It’s incredibly exciting to be publishing this book with Myriad. Having worked with them on The Drive I know how tremendous their team is and how supportive they are of their authors. Writing this story was an exhilarating process, and I can’t wait to share that experience with readers.”

Lacey added: “This is a terrific novel, and striking on so many levels. From the show-stopping opening scene, Tyler’s writing is ingenious, and full of momentum and unforgettable characters. It is a new genre for Tyler and he has hit the ground running with such a taut and chilling thriller. Moving, profound and ultimately joyful, Your Still Beating Heart turns on an exceptionally clever twist and is as revealing in its psychological acuity as it is in its portrait of organised crime. We are delighted to welcome him back to Myriad.”

Writers in Conversation With Tristan Hughes

Tyler has a myriad of events lined up for the summer and autumn 2019 to celebrate the paperback launch of No Good Brother, and next week he’ll be joining fellow Welsh-Canadian Tristan Hughes for a discussion, Q&A, and readings at the lovely Pen’rallt Gallery Bookshop in Machynlleth. It’s a free event and the space is wonderfully cozy and welcoming. If you’re in the area, come join us there on Thursday July 4th at 6.30.

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The No Good Brother(s) Tour at the Laugharne Weekend

The No Good Brother(s) Tour is flying by so fast we at Tyler's publicity team can barely keep pace.  Only a few days ago it seemed they were in Cardigan, followed swiftly by gigs at the Calder Bookshop & Theatre in London and Waterstones Westquay in Southampton.  We fully expected Tyler to ruin one or more of those gigs by showcasing his harmonica-playing skills but apparently he kept that impulse in check, and by all accounts the combination of his readings and Jonathan's evocative music are going down well.  This weekend the tour rolls east, stopping at The Forecourt Fringe at the Laugharne Festival, followed by a brief mid-week hiatus before crossing back into England next weekend for two more gigs.  In Laugharne the brothers will appear Sunday afternoon along with a stellar line-up of Parthian authors, at the Clifton Garage Forecourt.  Come along and join the fun - day tickets are only a tenner.

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