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An evening with R. F. Kuang

Tuesday 30th August 2022
18:30 - 20:00 at Oh Me Oh My, West Africa House, 25 Water Street, Liverpool, L2 0RG

Join us for a fantastic evening with one of the leading lights in the visceral grimdark fantasy genre, R. F. Kuang, bestselling author of The Poppy War, as we celebrate the release of her new novel, Babel: An Arcane History.

Please note the venue for this event has changed, and will now take place at Oh Me Oh My. Early bird tickets have now sold out. 

Babel: An Arcane History
Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal.
 
Oxford, 1836. The city of dreaming spires. It is the centre of all knowledge and progress in the world. And at its centre is Babel, the Royal Institute of Translation. The tower from which all the power of the Empire flows.
 
Orphaned in Canton and brought to England by a mysterious guardian, Babel seemed like paradise to Robin Swift. Until it became a prison... but can a student stand against an empire?
 
An incendiary new novel from award-winning author R.F. Kuang about the power of language, the violence of colonialism, and the sacrifices of resistance.

Rebecca F. Kuang is a Marshall Scholar, Chinese-English translator, and the Astounding Award-winning and the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award nominated author of the Poppy War trilogy and the forthcoming Babel. Her work has won the Crawford Award and the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel. She has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford; she is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale, where she studies diaspora, contemporary Chinese literature, and Asian American literature.

Oh Me Oh My, West Africa House, 25 Water Street, Liverpool, L2 0RG

Tuesday 30th August 2022
18:30 - 20:00

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