Spike Island

Novel WritersAmy Mason


Thursday 26 February 2015, 6.30pm


£5, £3 concessions Booking advised

Event type

Novel Writers

Discover new writers and great books in these informal sessions. Each month a debut novelist will read from and discuss their work, exploring theme, structure and the craft of writing. Extracts of the text are available on booking and debate and discussion are welcome.

Almost 30 and entirely irresponsible, Ida Irons returns home for her mother’s funeral. It’s the first time she’s been back, or seen her younger sister Alice, in many years. Their mother was the caustic and secretive writer Bridie Adair, who named Ida after her infamous play. While Ida has been struggling to escape its shadow, Alice has been dealing with problems of her own. Forced to confront their fractured relationship, the sisters question their own troubling memories and the story behind the strange, violent play that bears Ida’s name. Who really was the other Ida? Amy Mason was writer-in-residence at Spike Island in 2011, where she completed the final draft of The Other Ida, for which she has been awarded the 2014 Dundee International Book Prize.

In partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas.

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Supported by
  • Bristol Festival of Ideas