The launch of a new story collection from homeless exsoldiers. While researching a novel on faith in the battlefield, Jari Moate collected the stories of troops who returned to the UK to find themselves at war with homelessness. They are worth hearing and worth telling. For many – battling combat stress, drugs and alcoholism – sleeping rough holds no fear.
A dual British-Finnish national, Jari studied politics and literature at the University of York following military service in Finland. He currently freelances in urban regeneration in Bristol. He is the author of Paradise Now, a contemporary literary thriller set in the inner city and the Middle East, published in 2010 to excellent reviews. He is developing the first ever Bristol Festival of Literature this October.