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Yurt Salon - Five Fiction Writers
Tue 18 April 2017, 18:30 – 21:30 BST
Five Fiction Writers in a Yurt
A literary salon in partnership with The Royal Foundation of St Katharine
On Tuesday 18th April, we'll be welcoming five diverse writers of fiction to read from their latest novels and short stories. The lineup includes award winners, seasoned travellers and new talent from school for writing at Goldsmiths University.
Doors will open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Abir Mukherjee - Winner of the Telegraph Harvill Secker Crime Writing Competition, Abir Mukherjee’s debut, A RISING MAN, is set in 1920s Calcutta and features Captain Sam Wyndham, a former Scotland Yard detective who has come to India in search of a fresh start. It was a Times and Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month and was for the Jhalak Prize and longlisted for the Waverton Good Reads Award.
His second novel, A NECESSARY EVIL, finds Captain Wyndham investigating the assassination of the son of a Maharajah from a fabulously wealthy princely state, and is out on the first of June 2017.
Ellen Harris is a graduate from The University of Edinburgh and currently studies for a Masters in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College. She has work forthcoming in SAND Journal. She lives and writes in London.
Irenosen Okojie is a writer and Arts Project Manager. Her debut novel Butterfly Fish won a Betty Trask award. Her work has been featured in The Observer, The Guardian, the BBC and the Huffington Post amongst other publications. Her short stories have been published internationally.
She was presented at the London Short Story Festival by Ben Okri as a dynamic writing talent to watch and was featured in the Evening Standard Magazine as one of London’s exciting new authors. Her short story collection Speak Gigantular published by Jacaranda Books was shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize.
Juliet Mash - A Junior School report noted that: “Juliet works at her own pace, which is much slower than everyone else’s. But everything she does is worth waiting for, especially her stories.” Having waited until her late 30s to finally write, Juliet is hoping that readers will take the same view. Her first book #Impressions Without a Camera – Portraits, Travel Tales and Poems showcases a fluid observant style across a mix of non-fiction genres. This year, she also began writing short fiction stories. Juliet lives in Berkshire and sometimes works (at a fast pace) as a commercial lawyer.
Oliver Maitland Hudson is a writer with a background in TV who also writes short stories, some poetry and lately, novel in progress Behind The Fridge. A graduate from the Creative and Life Writing MA at Goldsmiths for which he was nominated for the Pat Kavanagh Award for creative writing, he lives and writes in Camberwell.
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