Spike Island

Novel WritersEmma Flint Little Deaths


Thursday 23 February 2017, 6.30–8pm


£5, £3 concessions

Event type

Novel Writers

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It’s the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search, the police make a horrifying discovery.

The sexism at the heart of the real-world conviction of cocktail waitress Alice Crimmins for the 1965 murders of her two young children forms the basis of British author Flint’s gripping debut.

'Little Deaths is a strong and confident addition to the growing trend of domestic dystopias...' The Guardian

Novel Writers

Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books.

In partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas.

Enjoy a pre-event drink in Spike Island Café, open slightly later than usual from 5pm until 6.30pm. 

Supported by
  • Bristol Festival of Ideas