Dan Tyte reads a Christmas short story as part of our Winter Readings series of podcasts.
Millennial identical twins Gerard and Stephanie are back home for Christmas Day. Expect family politics with all the trimmings. The stand-alone story also acts as the first chapter of Tyte’s latest novel, The Offline Project (The Big Issue called it ‘an exceptionally funny, well-observed and street-smart book, as self-aware as it is sensitive. The dialogue is as authentic as any I’ve read this year, almost as if Tyte has secretly recorded conversations and simply transcribed them word for word. His descriptive, scene-setting powers are equally evocative. If critics do their jobs and seek it out, it should win lots of awards’