About the Event
19/09/2017 • 7:45pm – 10pm • The Talisman Theatre • £10 adv (£12 o.t.d)
We are honoured to be bringing together three outstanding writers for this very special literary event.
Sarah Moss is one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary British fiction. She has been described by The Independent as ‘one of the best British novelists writing today’, and by novelist Margaret Drabble as ‘writer of exceptional gifts’. Starting with Cold Earth (2009), Moss has written five critically acclaimed novels, which have explored distinctive locations, historical periods and themes. Her novels include Night Waking (2011), Bodies of Light (2014), Signs for Lost Children (2015), and most recently The Tidal Zone (2016), which was shortlisted for the prestigious Wellcome Book Prize.
Kit de Waal was born in Birmingham to an Irish mother, who was a foster carer and a Caribbean father. She worked for fifteen years in criminal and family law, was a magistrate for several years and sits on adoption panels. She used to advise Social Services on the care of foster children, and has written training manuals on adoption and foster care. Her debut novel, My Name is Leon, was a Times and international best seller and shortlisted for the Costa First Book Award.
The conversation will be chaired by Alex Clark, a critic, journalist and broadcaster who writes on a wide range of subjects for the Guardian, the Observer, the London Evening Standard and the Times Literary Supplement. Alex has judged many literary awards, including the 2008 Man Booker Prize, regularly chairs live events and is currently the Artistic Director of Words & Literature at the Bath Festival.