Tilly, Boatman Preview 'Short Stories of Long Nights at the Poker Table' – PokerNews.com


[email protected] & @barnyboatman contributed stories to fictional poker story anthology out in Spring 2018

“Jennifer Tilly’s story is funny, moving, cinematic, wild, but believable and very personal.”

The game of poker creates all the makings of a good page turner: money, risk, and the potential for an underdog to walk away with the top prize. Well, get ready for some fresh tales from the felt next April when He Played For His Wife And Other Stories; Short Stories of Long Nights at the Poker Table is released to the world.

The lineup of contributors is impressive, including Booker Prize-winning novelist D.B.C. Pierre, award-winning playwright Patrick Marber, actor Neil Pearson and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. The book also happens to include short stories from some of our favorite players that keep us entertained daily through their antics on and off the felt: Jennifer Tilly and Barny Boatman.

Tilly and Boatman Get Involved

Both Tilly and Boatman joined the project through their connection with Natalie Galustian, who co-edited the book with Anthony Holden.

“The editors Natalie Galustian and Tony Holden are good friends,” Boatman told PokerNews. “Their collection of poker-themed stories is such a perfect idea it’s hard to believe it didn’t already exist. I was one of several poker players who was invited to submit one back in 2011 when the project began. I wrote it immediately before they could change their minds! That was six years ago, and I believe mine was the first to be completed. So it’s kind of a fluke that I now find myself published in the company of award-winning novelists, play and screenwriters and even a Poet Laureate. Proper writers!”

Tilly made a splash onto the poker scene back in 2005 when she won a bracelet

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