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Book Launch: The Vanitas & Other Tales of Art and Obsession by Jake Kendall

Join us as we launch a collection of 8 stories themed around art, art history and creative obsession

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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15.02.24. 7–8.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite

Spanning three hundred years of art history, The Vanitas & Other Tales of Art and Obsession tells the stories of those with an insatiable hunger for creation – sacrificing friendships, careers, romance, and even their own happiness in pursuit of a vision.

Weaving art styles such as Cubism, Surrealism, and the Baroque into his prose, Jake Kendall has crafted a vivid and inventive collection. Each story is complemented by a black and white illustration, drawing out the visually evocative nature of the writing and offering readers a unique artistic delight.


Jake Kendall is a freelance writer based in Edinburgh. He holds an MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh, and his work has been published in a variety of UK and US-based literary journals. One of his pieces was recently shortlisted for the Scottish Arts Club annual short story contest. Jake has had a lifelong fascination with art and art history and is thrilled to share this passion in his short story collection, The Vanitas & Other Tales of Art and Obsession.

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