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Novel Writers

Novel Writers

Novel Writers at Spike Island: Kit de Waal

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 unique books.

Alia Trabucco Zeran, The Remainder

Novel Writers: Alia Trabucco Zerán

The Remainder Thursday 7 March 2019, 6.30–7.30pm
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Yara Rodrigues Fowler, Stubborn Archivist. Photograph by Atri Banerjee

Novel Writers: Yara Rodrigues Fowler

Stubborn Archivist Thursday 28 February 2019, 6.30–7.30pm
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Guy Gunaratne, photograph by Cade Moulla

Novel Writers: Guy Gunaratne

In Our Mad and Furious City Thursday 6 December 2018, 6.30–7.30pm
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Preti Taneja photograph courtesy Louise Haywood Shiefer

Novel Writers: Preti Taneja

We That Are Young Thursday 15 November 2018, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Sharlene Teo, Ponti

Novel Writers: Sharlene Teo

Ponti Thursday 25 October 2018, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers Fiona Mozley

Novel Writers: Fiona Mozley

Elmet Thursday 20 September 2018, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Kintu Thursday 12 July 2018, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Sophie Mackintosh, The Water Cure

Novel Writers: Sophie Mackintosh

The Water Cure Thursday 28 June 2018, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Jessie Greengrass

Novel Writers: Jessie Greengrass

Sight Thursday 19 April 2018, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Zoe Gilbert, Folk

Novel Writers: Zoe Gilbert

Folk Thursday 22 February 2018, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Anneliese Mackintosh

Novel Writers: Anneliese Mackintosh

So happy it hurts Thursday 18 January 2018, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Megan Hunter, The End We Start From. Photograph courtesy Alexander James

Novel Writers: Megan Hunter

The End We Start From Thursday 23 November 2017, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Novel Writers: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Harmless Like You Thursday 27 July 2017, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: JJ Bola

Novel Writers: JJ Bola

No Place to Call Home Thursday 29 June 2017, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers: Gillian Best

The Last Wave Thursday 20 April 2017, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: David Keenan

Novel Writers: David Keenan

This is Memorial Device Thursday 30 March 2017, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Wyl Menmuir, The Many

Novel Writers: Wyl Menmuir

The Many Thursday 26 January 2017, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing

Novel Writers: Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing Wednesday 25 January 2017, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Adam Biles. Photograph courtesy David Grove

Novel Writers: Adam Biles

Feeding Time Thursday 24 November 2016, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Garth Greenwell

Novel Writers: Garth Greenwell

What Belongs to You Sunday 16 October 2016, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Nadim Safdar

Novel Writers: Nadim Safdar

Akram's War Thursday 29 September 2016, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Claire Fuller

Novel Writers: Claire Fuller

Our Endless Numbered Days Thursday 28 July 2016, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Kit de Waal

Novel Writers: Kit de Waal

My Name is Leon Thursday 30 June 2016, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Andrew Michael Hurley, The Loney

Novel Writers: Andrew Michael Hurley

The Loney Thursday 26 May 2016, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Brian Catling

Novel Writers: Brian Catling

The Vorrh Thursday 28 January 2016, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Claire Louise Bennett, Pond

Novel Writers: Claire-Louise Bennett

Pond Thursday 19 November 2015, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Jesse Armstrong

Novel Writers: Jesse Armstrong

Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals Monday 19 October 2015, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Sarah Leipciger

Novel Writers: Sarah Leipciger

The Mountain Can Wait Thursday 23 July 2015, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island_Jonathan Gibbs

Novel Writers: Jonathan Gibbs

Randall Thursday 18 June 2015, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Kirsty Logan, The Gracekeepers

Novel Writers: Kirsty Logan

The Gracekeepers Thursday 21 May 2015, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Amy Mason, The Other Ida

Novel Writers: Amy Mason

The Other Ida Thursday 26 February 2015, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Sarah Perry

Novel Writers: Sarah Perry

After Me Comes The Flood Thursday 29 January 2015, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Gareth E Rees, Marshland

Novel Writers: Gareth E. Rees

Marshland Thursday 27 November 2014, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Simon Wroe, Chop Chop

Novel Writers: Simon Wroe

Chop Chop Thursday 23 October 2014, 6.30–7.30pm
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Novel Writers at Spike Island: Nathan Filer, The Shock of the Fall

Novel Writers: Nathan Filer

Shock of the Fall Thursday 19 June 2014, 6.30–7.30pm
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