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5883560The Debut Fiction Showcase: Alexander Allison, Liz Hyder & Lara Williams
DateWednesday 23rd October 2019
DescriptionOur quarterly Debut Fiction Showcase celebrates some of thebest, brightestnew literary talent,handpicked by Waterstones Gower Street's expert booksellersJoin us on Wednesday 23rd October for Prosecco and literary excellence with our Autumn Debut Fiction Showcase. Our compre, literary critic and Bitch Lit hostLucy Scholeswill introduce three exciting new novelists making their debuts, including the Showcase's first ever debut childrens author:Alexander Allison(The Art of the Body, Dialogue Books),Liz Hyder(Bearmouth, Pushkin Childrens Books) andLara Williams(Supper Club, Hamish Hamilton).ImagedescribedThe Art of the Bodyas an uncompromising look at what it means to be 'able' in life; Kiran Millwood Hargrave described YA debut novelBearmouthas ambitious and darkly brilliant; andSupper Clubwas included inThe GuardiansNot the Booker Prizeshortlist.Tickets are 10 / 8 Plus cardholders and students.All tickets include prosecco or a soft drink.Drinks reception from 6.30pm, panel discussion begins at 7pm.About the BooksAlexander Allisons stunning debut follows Janet, a young woman working as a carer for Sean, a fine art student with cerebral palsy.The Art of the Bodyis a novel about dignity and intimacy, tenderness and brutality, unafraid to explore uncommon bodies in unusual ways.Bearmouthis a bold and original novel about justice, independence and resisting oppression, which draws onLiz Hyder's research into the working conditions of children in Victorian mines in Britain. Inspired by her findings, she has created an imagined world riven with social injustice and populated by characters who don't simply accept things because they are told they must.Lara Williams sharply intelligent and intimate debut novelSupper Clubis about a secret society of hungry young women who meet after dark and feast to reclaim their appetites and their physical spaces that posits the question: If you feed a starving woman, what will she grow into?
Time(s)Oct 23, 6.30pm
LocationWaterstones Gower Street
Price£10 (£8 students and Plus cardholders), Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter; we therefore recommend that you check with the shop before travelling.If you are unable to attend an event we can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Reserved copies cannot be guaranteed and may not always carry dedications.All signings (unless otherwise stated) operate on a first come first served basis, so early arrival is often recommended.
Address82 Gower Street
Post codeWC1E 6EQ
Telephone No.020 7636 1577
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