Two award-winning writers based in the United States – the American writer Gish Jen, author most recently of The Resisters, and Scottish writer Margot Livesey, now a professor at the famous Iowa Writers Workshop – as well as our own Creative Writing lecturer and novelist Rebecca Smith will be guests this semester for our Spring 2021 season of Writers in Conversation.
Making a virtue of our need to hold talks online, we feel fortunate to have such renowned U.S.-based writers joining us this semester (with hopes with we can talk to Rebecca Smith in person in May). Please join us and ask questions via livestream from Youtube channel or our Facebook page.
Gish Jen will start us off on Monday 8 February at 7:30 pm London time, when she will be talking about her eighth book, The Resisters, to Carole Burns, the university’s head of creative writing, exploring how she intertwined concerns about climate change and racial and economic inequality in this vibrant novel in which a family of “resisters” works together to bring about change.
Margot Livesey will discuss A Boy in the Field, her ninth novel, on Monday 15 March at 7:30 pm London time; and Rebecca Smith will talk about her yet-to-be-released The Ash Museum at a date to be determined in May.
More information to come! Watch this space.