The Reading Room


Akwaeke Emezi


Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo and Tamil writer and video artist based in liminal spaces. They are a 2018 National Book Foundation ‘5 Under 35’ honoree and their debut autobiographical novel…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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Sophie van Llewyn


Sophie van Llewyn is the author of Bottled Goods, available from Fairlight Books. Longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019, the People’s Book Prize. Sophie also writes…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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Tayari Jones


Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, most recently An American Marriage, which was a 2018 Oprah’s Book Club Selection. She is a graduate of Spelman College,…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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Jesmyn Ward


Jesmyn Ward received her MFA from the University of Michigan and is currently an associate professor of creative writing at Tulane University. She is the author of the…

Wed 7 March, 2018

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Kit de Waal


Kit de Waal, born to an Irish mother and Caribbean father, was brought up among the Irish community of Birmingham in the 60’s and 70’s. Her debut novel…

Wed 7 March, 2018

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Sarah Schmidt


Sarah Schmidt is a librarian from Melbourne. She was inspired to write See What I Have Done after coming across Lizzie’s case by chance in a second-hand bookshop,…

Wed 7 March, 2018

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Arundhati Roy


Arundhati Roy is the author of The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1997 and has been translated into more than forty languages. Since…

Wed 7 March, 2018

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Fiona Mozley


Fiona Mozley grew up in York and went to King’s College, Cambridge, after which she lived in Buenos Aires and London. She is studying for a PhD in…

Wed 7 March, 2018

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Meena Kandasamy


Meena Kandasamy is a poet, fiction writer, translator and activist who lives in Chennai and London. She has published two collections of poetry, Touch and Ms Militancy, and…

Wed 7 March, 2018

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Gail Honeyman


Gail Honeyman wrote her critically-acclaimed debut, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, while working full-time, fitting writing into early mornings and holidays. While it was still a work-in-progress, she won…

Wed 7 March, 2018

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Jessie Greengrass


Jessie Greengrass was born in 1982. She studied philosophy in Cambridge and London, where she now lives with her partner and child. An Account of the Decline of the Great…

Wed 7 March, 2018

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Imogen Hermes Gowar


Imogen Hermes Gowar studied Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History at UEA before going on to work in museums. She began to write small pieces of fiction inspired by…

Wed 7 March, 2018

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