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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.

Novel Writers: Spike Island, Kim Sherwood, Testament

Novel Writers: Kim Sherwood

Testament Thursday 16 May 2019, 6.30–7.30pm
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Candice-Carty-Williams, QUEENIE

Novel Writers: Candice Carty-Williams

QUEENIE Thursday 25 April 2019, 6.30–7.30pm
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A portrait of the author Alia Trabucco Zerrán next to her book, The Remainder.

Novel Writers: Alia Trabucco Zerán

The Remainder Thursday 7 March 2019, 6.30–7.30pm
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A portrait of the author Yara Rodrigues Fowler next to her book, Stubborn Archivist.

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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The author Preti Taneja next to their book We That Are Young.

Novel Writers: Preti Taneja

We That Are Young Thursday 15 November 2018, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Sharelene Teo next to their book 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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A photograph of the author Jennifer Nansubuga next to her book Kintu.

Novel Writers: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Kintu Thursday 12 July 2018, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Sophie Mackintosh next to their book The Water Cure.

Novel Writers: Sophie Mackintosh

The Water Cure Thursday 28 June 2018, 6.30–7.30pm
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The author Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi next to their book Call Me Zebra.

Novel Writers: Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Call Me Zebra Thursday 10 May 2018, 6–7pm
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The author Jessie Greengrass next to their book Sight.

Novel Writers: Jessie Greengrass

Sight Thursday 19 April 2018, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Zoe Gilbert next to their book Folk.

Novel Writers: Zoe Gilbert

Folk Thursday 22 February 2018, 6.30–7.30pm
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The author Annelise Mackintosh next to their book So Happy It Hurts.

Novel Writers: Anneliese Mackintosh

So happy it hurts Thursday 18 January 2018, 6.30–7.30pm
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The author Megan Hunter next to their book The End We Start From.

Novel Writers: Megan Hunter

The End We Start From Thursday 23 November 2017, 6.30–7.30pm
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The author Rowan Hisayo Buchanan next to their book Harmless Like You.

Novel Writers: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Harmless Like You Thursday 27 July 2017, 6.30–7.30pm
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The author JJ Bola next to their book No Place To Call Home.

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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The author David Keenan next to their book This is Memoral Device.

Novel Writers: David Keenan

This is Memorial Device Thursday 30 March 2017, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Wyl Menmuir next to their book The Many.

Novel Writers: Wyl Menmuir

The Many Thursday 26 January 2017, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Yaa Gyasi next to their book Homegoing.

Novel Writers: Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing Wednesday 25 January 2017, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Adam Biles next to their book Feeding Time.

Novel Writers: Adam Biles

Feeding Time Thursday 24 November 2016, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Garth Greenwell next to their book What Belongs To You.

Novel Writers: Garth Greenwell

What Belongs to You Sunday 16 October 2016, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Nadim Safdar next to their book Akram's War.

Novel Writers: Nadim Safdar

Akram's War Thursday 29 September 2016, 6.30–7.30pm
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The author Claire Fuller next to their book Our Endless Numbered Days.

Novel Writers: Claire Fuller

Our Endless Numbered Days Thursday 28 July 2016, 6.30–7.30pm
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The author Kit De Waal next to their book My Name is Leon.

Novel Writers: Kit de Waal

My Name is Leon Thursday 30 June 2016, 6.30–7.30pm
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The author Andrew Michael Hurley next to their book The Loney.

Novel Writers: Andrew Michael Hurley

The Loney Thursday 26 May 2016, 6.30–7.30pm
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The author Brian Catling, dressed as a cyclops, next to their book The Vorrh.

Novel Writers: Brian Catling

The Vorrh Thursday 28 January 2016, 6.30–7.30pm
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The author Claire-Louise Bennett next to their book Pond.

Novel Writers: Claire-Louise Bennett

Pond Thursday 19 November 2015, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Jesse Armstrong next to their book Love, Sex & Other Foreign Policy Goals.

Novel Writers: Jesse Armstrong

Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals Monday 19 October 2015, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Sara Leipciger next to their book The Mountain Can Wait.

Novel Writers: Sarah Leipciger

The Mountain Can Wait Thursday 23 July 2015, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Jonathan Gibbs next to their book Randall.

Novel Writers: Jonathan Gibbs

Randall Thursday 18 June 2015, 6.30–7.30pm
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The author Kirsty Logan next to their book The Gracekeepers.

Novel Writers: Kirsty Logan

The Gracekeepers Thursday 21 May 2015, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Amy Mason next to her book The Other Ida.

Novel Writers: Amy Mason

The Other Ida Thursday 26 February 2015, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Sarah Perry next to their book After Me Comes The Flood.

Novel Writers: Sarah Perry

After Me Comes The Flood Thursday 29 January 2015, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Gareth E. Rees next to his book Marshland.

Novel Writers: Gareth E. Rees

Marshland Thursday 27 November 2014, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Simon Wroe next to his book Chop Chop.

Novel Writers: Simon Wroe

Chop Chop Thursday 23 October 2014, 6.30–7.30pm
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A photograph of the author Nathan Filer next to his book 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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