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First Writes: Shelley Day and Sandra Ireland
Thu 20 October 2016, 16:30 – 17:30 BST
Beneath the Skin by University of Dundee graduate Sandra Ireland is a deliciously disturbing psychological thriller which peels back the skin of one modern family to reveal the wounds no one wants to see. It deals with the effects of trauma and how facing up to vulnerability is sometimes the only way to let go of the past. Shelley Day, shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize in 2013, presents her fantastically dark debut The Confession of Stella Moon. The eponymous Stella has just been released from prison after serving time for killing her mother and wants to restart her life but her plans are ruined when she discovers a grim family secret. Come along and hear two brilliant new voices discuss dark pasts and exorcising demons, in conversation with Zoe Venditozzi.
When: Thursday 20th October, 4.30pm (1 hour)
Where: D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum (behind the University’s Tower Building)
Part of Dundee Literary Festival 2016: www.literarydundee.co.uk