Literary Festival: An evening with two novelists

May 4

literary festival  events  Preti Taneja  Sam Jordison 

Sam Jordison is a British writer, who was born in 1977 in Alnwick, Northumberland. He has written for UK publications such as The Guardian, AM Magazine, The Times, The Independent and The Idler, as well as writing film and book reviews. He also wrote the books Crap Towns and Crap Towns II with Dan Kieran named as co-editor. Crap Towns appeared in a Reader's Digest/YouGov poll of Britain's funniest books at number 19.

Preti Taneja won the inaugural Gatehouse Press New Fictions Prize for her novella, Kumkum Malhotra, which Stella Duffy called 'evocative, elegant, sparse and yet enormously full.' Her debut novel, We that are young, a retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear set in contemporary India, will be published by Galley Beggar Press in August 2017. She is a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker, and the editor of Visual Verse, the online anthology of art and words.

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