Dr Rob Magnuson Smith will be launching his new novel Scorper at Falmouth Bookseller

Tuesday 10th March at 7pm

The author will be giving a short reading, taking questions and signing books.

Refreshments provided.


Scorper, noun, a tool used to scoop out broad areas when engraving wood or metal.

Scorper, novel, an uncanny and sinister tale of an eccentric American visitor to the small Sussex town of Ditchling, searching for stories about his grandfather. A tale of twitching curtains, severed hands and peculiar sexual practices. A book about Eric Gill’s artistic legacy, his despicable behaviour and enduring influence. Scorper is a strange and beautiful English comic masterpiece, with added bird bones.

ROB MAGNUSON SMITH teaches creative writing at the University of Exeter, Tremough Campus in Penryn and is a contributing editor to Playboy magazine. His debut novel The Gravedigger won the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Award.