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Spring Literature Showcase with Elif Shafak, Ayobami Adebayo and Gwendoline...
Thu 9 March 2017, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT
Join us for a special evening of new literature. We are incredibly lucky to be able to invite you to an event with three of the finest writers publishing books this Spring: Elif Shafak (Three Daughters of Eve), Adebayo Ayobami (Stay With Me), and Gwendoline Riley (First Love).
Their books are united by a concern for how women approach situations in which they feel a lack of choice. There are issues of identity, of confronting the past, and of trying to understand who you are. Each book considers marriage, and in paticular where marriage can go wrong or become a site of abuse.
It promises to be a fascinating evening with lots to get you thinking!
This event will take place at Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road SE21 8SW
All tickets include a glass of wine
The authors' books will be available at a discounted price on the night
The event will begin promptly at 19.00
Elif Shafak is one of today's most influential international writers and intellectuals who straddle East and West. She is the acclaimed author of ten novels including The Architect's Apprentice and The Bastard of Istanbul, and is the most widely read female writer in Turkey. Her work has been translated into over forty languages and she has been awarded the prestigious Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. She is also a public speaker, a women's and LGBT rights activist and a commentator who regularly contributes to world publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel and La Repubblica. Elif has been longlisted for the Orange Prize, the Baileys Prize and the IMPAC Dublin Award, and shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Ondaatje Prize.
Ayobami Adebayo was born in 1988 in Lagos, Nigeria. Her stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, and one was highly commended in the 2009 Commonwealth short story competition. She holds BA and MA degrees in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University. Ayobami also has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia where she received an International Bursary for Creative Writing. She was a 2012 OMI fellow at Ledig House, New York and a 2015 Hedgebrook writer in residence. She works as a fiction editor for Saraba Magazine.
Gwendoline Riley was born in 1979, and grew up on the Wirral. She is the author of Cold Water, Sick Notes, Joshua Spassky and Opposed Positions. Her writing has won a Betty Trask Award and a Somerset Maugham Award, and has been shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. She lives in London.