New Russell Hoban short story to feature as part of London culture festival

Kensington and Chelsea Today reports on an event called the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (Exhibition) Road Show, taking place this July/August, and says it will be including something called "Road Stories" featuring a new short story by Russell Hoban.

"The Royal Borough has invited a number of writers to write short stories featuring the institutions on Exhibition Road," reads the article. "Road Stories includes work by Deborah Levy, Clare Wigfall, Kamila Shamsie, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Hanan al-Shaykh, Iain Sinclair, Eleanor Thom, Ali Smith, a final work from that master storyteller Russell Hoban [entitled "Message in a Klein Bottle"] and Michel Faber, whose book Under the Skin has been made into major feature film starring Scarlett Johansson. The stories will be read live by the authors [an unfortunate choice of phrase] during the Festival at selected locations, as well as being published in a special edition, distributed by Faber, and on sale during and after the event."

We have tweeted at the official festival Twitter account @RoadShow2012 to see if they know who will be reading Russell's story.

The event is described as "a major culture and science festival taking place over the first nine days of the Olympic Games (From 28 July to 5 August), commissioned by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea".

Further information (article from Kensington & Chelsea Today website) (Russell Hoban's page on the official website)