Black Book Swap #8
Saturday, 14 November 2015 from 11:30 to 17:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The wait is finally over! We are pleased to announce an exciting line up for Black Book Swap #8 which will be held at Omnibus Clapham on Saturday 14 November. You will have the opportunity to network, swap books, purchase books for sale or treat yourself from the range of businesses promoting their products at Black Book Swap #8.
A limited number of early bird tickets are available now at £7.50 each. Purchase your ticket now and take advantage of our early bird offer!
The line up includes:
Gabriel Gbadamosi is a poet, playwright and essayist. His London novel Vauxhall (2013) won the Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize and Best International Novel at the Sharjah Book Fair. He was AHRC Creative and Performing Arts Fellow in European and African performance at the Pinter Centre, Goldsmiths, a Judith E. Wilson Fellow for creative writing at Cambridge University and Royal Literary Fund Fellow at City & Guilds of London Art School. An essay on British ‘race riots’, The Blazing Light In August, can be found at Granta online. Plays include Eshu’s Faust (Jesus College Cambridge), Shango (DNA, Amsterdam), Hotel Orpheu (Schaubühne, Berlin) and for radio The Long, Hot Summer of ’76 (BBC Radio 3) which won the Richard Imison Award. He is a director of Wasafiri literary magazine and a trustee of the Arcola Theatre, London.
Vanessa Bolosier is a French Caribbean food writer living in London. She grew up in Guadeloupe and after moving to France in 2001; Vanessa balanced a social work degree with a career as a fashion model. She moved to London in 2005 and continued her career in modelling. She holds an MA in Publishing from London College of Communication (UAL) and started a career in marketing as a digital producer.
She launched her supperclub in 2012 and subsequently launched her award-winning coconut confectionery brand Coco Gourmand in 2013.The products were stocked in numerous shops including the Great Taste Section in Selfridges, Oxford Street. Her first cookery book Creole Kitchen was released by Pavilion in June 2015 and includes Caribbean recipes inspired by the French Islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.
We are delighted to welcome back to Black Book Swap Yvvette Edwards and Chibundu Onuzo in advance of their new books.
Yvvette Edwards has had a varied working life in housing, care and benefits. She was born in Barnet and grew up and attended school in Hackney. She continues to live in east London with her family.
Her début novel, A Cupboard Full of Coats, introduces Jinx, whose mother was stabbed to death in their East London home fourteen years ago. Jinx has lived with a huge burden of guilt and anger ever since. When an old friend of her mother, Lemon, turns up, wanting to explore what happened that night, Jinx sees an opportunity to move on. But Lemon brings some startling new facts to the story, laying bare a past of jealousy and tragic betrayal. A shocking, powerful and stylishly written debut, A Cupboard Full of Coats marks the arrival of a distinctive new voice in British fiction.
Chibundu Onuzo was born in Nigeria in 1991 and is the youngest of four children. She is an author, writer and PHD student at Kings College, London. Her début novel, A Spider King's daughter was published in 2012 by Faber & Faber to wide acclaim and at just 19, Chibundu became the youngest female that Faber & Faber had ever signed.
Please note that Diana Evans will no longer be attending due to unforeseen circumstances.
All ticket sales are final and we reserve the right to amend the programme.