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Marquee Moments: Daisy Johnson, Kiran Millwood-Hargrave and Sarvat Hasin
Sun 2 April 2017, 11:15 – 11:45 EDT
Blackwell's are delighted to announce that throughout the Oxford Literary Festival, Saturday 25th March- Sunday 2nd April, we will be hosting a series of 'Marquee Moments' free talks in our Blackwell's Festival Marquee. Guest speakers will introduce the topic of their book in a brief 30 minute talk that is free to attend.
Daisy Johnson, Kiran Millwood-Hargrave and Sarvat Hasin have each been inspired by Oxford, having met on the Masters in Creative Writing Course at the University of Oxford. They will be sharing their inspired by Oxford tales as well as introducing their fiction published work.
Daisy Johnson is the author of the wonderful short stories collection 'Fen' which has been nominated for the Sunday Times EFG Short Stories Award and the New Angle Prize for Literature. 'Fen' is set in a world where animals and people commingle and fuse, where curious metamorphoses take place, where myth and dark matter still linger. It mixes English folklore and a contemporary eye, sexual honest and combustible invention, coming together to create a startling piece of modern fiction.
Kiran Millwood-Hargrave is the author of bestselling Children's novel 'The Girl of Ink and Stars' which has been nominated for the Waterstone's Children's Book Award and the Branford Boase Award. 'The Girl of Ink and Stars' is a story of adventure, when Isabella's friend disappears she volunteers to guide the search. Following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.
Sarvat Hasin is the author of 'This Wide Night', published by Penguin Random House India and launched in the UK in March 2017. 'This Wide Night' is set in the 1970s, based around the four beautiful Malik sisters, it has been described as 'Virgin Suicide meets Little Women set in Pakistan'. It is a debut novel to watch!
The Blackwell's Festival Marquee will be located in the Clarendon Quad of the Bodleian Library. This event is free to attend and everyone is welcome. Seating is limited for all talks in the marquee, so please arrive early to ensure a seat. If you require any assistance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.