Dan Tyte, The Offline Project, Graffeg, Max Low

Dan Tyte

Dan Tyte was born and raised in Cardiff before studying English Literature at the University of Liverpool. His debut novel Half Plus Seven (Parthian, 2014) has been described as ‘A lethal cocktail of Bukowski and Mad Men’ by NME, ‘A coming-of-age novel snorting with energy’ by Daily Mail and ‘a raw and impressive debut’ by New Welsh Review. His short story ‘Onwards’ featured in the short story collection Rarebit (Parthian, 2014) and is frequently taught at the American University of Paris. The Western Mail newspaper selected him as their ‘Writer to Watch’ for 2014.

Dan has performed at the Hay Festival, Southbank Centre and Edinburgh Fringe and is a regular commentator on BBC Radio Wales.

Graffeg have agreed world language rights in the second novel from Dan Tyte in their first fiction acquisition, The Offline Project. Set in Wales and Denmark, The Offline Project focuses on modern social behaviours and the impact of technology on our lives, relationships and perceptions. The book will be promoted by live author events and an exciting digital marketing campaign.

Books

The Offline Project, Dan Tyte, Graffeg

The Offline Project

The internet defines Gerard Kane. But after a death in the family and a dumping, can going off-grid save him? His pursuit of something outside the saturdation of data takes him from Cardiff, and a web of family members caught in cycles of selfies and online gambling or relationships which fade without their Instagram filter, to a new community in the Danish woodland.

ISBN 9781912213702
Price £8.99

Reviews

‘…an exceptionally funny, well observed and street-smart book, as self-aware as it is sensitive. The dialogue is as natural and believable as any I’ve read this year, almost as if Tyte has secretly recorded conversations and simply transcribed them word for word. Few modern British novels have captured so well the constant, pathological instinct to weigh up every moment in terms of how it can be expressed – and what response it might elicit – on Twitter. Tyte’s descriptive, scene-setting powers are equally evocative. If critics do their jobs and seek it out, it should win lots of awards.’ Jane Graham, The Big Issue

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Events

Date/TimeEvent
07/10/2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Offline Project at Crickhowell Literary Festival

News

The Offline Project reviewed by Jane Graham in The Big Issue June 2018

The Offline Project, Dan Tyte, The Big Issue, Jane Graham, Graffeg

Art Car Bootique #FakeNews event at Chapter Arts Centre – Sunday 27 May 2018

Dan Tyte talks to We Are Cardiff

‘My first novel, Half Plus Seven, was written, in the main, in Cardiff but its story took place on the streets and in the suburbs of an Everycity.  It was probably an unconscious homage to the director John Hughes, who set his films in the made-up town of Shermer, Illinois, but the reality was I felt like the issues of the book could and should resonate with people everywhere; Toronto, Tokyo; that setting a novel in Cardiff could have been a barrier to that…’

Interview with The Book of Man

‘Why We Need A Digital Detox

Look around you. Chances are you can see at least one person engrossed in technology. If you can’t, that person is probably you. But have you ever thought about a digital detox? Shutting off the machine that dictates our everyday lives. Author Dan Tyte has. His excellent new book The Offline Project is all about going offline….’

The Offline Project Cover Revealed

The Offline Project, Dan Tyte, Graffeg

The Offline Project is now available for pre-orders. The book will be published 18 May 2018.

The Offline Project review copy requests now open

Dan Tyte, The Offline Project, Graffeg, Max Low

Graffeg have agreed world language rights in the second novel from Dan Tyte in their first fiction acquisition, The Offline Project.

Set in Wales and Denmark, The Offline Project focuses on modern social behaviours and the impact of technology on our lives, relationships and perceptions. The internet defines Gerard Kane. But after a death in the family and a dumping, can going off-grid save him? His pursuit of a life outside the internet takes him from Cardiff, and a web of family members caught in cycles of selfies and online gambling, to a new offline community in the Danish woodlands.