THE DESCENT OF THE LYRE is a remarkable reinvention of the tale of Orpheus. Novelist Will Buckingham, the acclaimed author of GOAT MUSIC, plunges us into the music and folklore of Bulgaria, in a parable about storytelling, sainthood and myth-making.
Will Buckingham is the author of CARGO FEVER (2007, Tindal Street Press) and FINDING OUR SEA LEGS (2009, Kingston University Press). He is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the De Montfort University, Leicester. In 2010 he was awarded the British Academy funding to undertake research for his next novel in China.