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Sunlight and Shadows: Jenni Fagan, Hwang Jungeun & Deborah Smith
Wed 19 October 2016, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
Jenni Fagan is a prize-winning novelist and poet, the only Scottish writer to be on Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists list in 2013 and one of the Waterstones 11 best worldwide debuts in 2012. Her debut novel, The Panopticon, was hugely acclaimed, and her second, The Sunlight Pilgrims, is a visionary story of courage and resilience in the midst of nature’s most violent hour.
Hwang Jungeun is one of the bright young things of Korean literature, having published two collections of short stories and three novels to date. One Hundred Shadows (2010) is her first novel. Now translated into English by Jung Yewon, and published by Tilted Axis Press, western readers can discover the mix of oblique fantasy, hard-edge social critique, and offbeat romance which enjoyed critical and commercial success, and garnered the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award and the Korean Booksellers’ Award.
Jenni and Jungeun are joined by Deborah Smith, Man Booker International Prize-winning translator of Han Kang and publisher at Tilted Axis Press, for a conversation with Creative Scotland's Jenny Niven about creating and sharing vivid, award-winning words.
When: Wednesday 19th October, 6pm (1 hour)
Where: Bonar Hall
£3 / £2
Part of Dundee Literary Festival 2016: www.literarydundee.co.uk