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Coming Out of the Cage: A Queer Genre Panel at Waterstones Piccadilly

Thursday 11th April 2024
18:30 at Waterstones, London - Piccadilly

Coming Out of the Cage: A Queer Genre Panel at Waterstones Piccadilly

Join us for an evening of queer, genre-bending fiction, as we discover how queerness prevails across all planes of imagined realities. We will be joined by best-selling authors Julia Armfield, Natasha Pulley, and Alison Rumfitt, alongside debut authors Emma Hinds and Jodie Matthews, as they discuss their latest novels and the importance of queer fiction.

Emma Hinds is a queer playwright and author living and working in Manchester. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of St Andrews. She focuses on historical narratives, female voices, and queer stories. Emma’s debut novel, The Knowing, is an exploration of female trauma in the vivid and cruel world of the Victorian freak show.

Julia Armfield is a fiction writer, who’s work has been published in Granta, The White Review and Best British Short Stories 2019 and 2021. Her debut novel, Our Wives Under The Sea, was shortlisted for the Foyles Fiction Book of the Year Award 2022 and won the Polari Prize 2023. Julia’s new novel, Private Rites, is due to be published in June 2024.

Natasha Pulley is the best-selling historical fiction author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street and The Bedlam Stacks. Her latest novel, The Mars House, is a queer sci-fi novel about an Earth refugee and a Mars politician who fake marry to save their reputations—and their planet.

Alison Rumfitt is a writer and semi-professional trans woman, who’s work confronts the creeping reality of political terrorism while exploring the depths of love, pain, and identity. Her debut novel, Tell Me I’m Worthless, became a word-of-mouth hit in 2021. Her latest novel, Brainwyrms, reimagines trans bigotry as a literal parasite.

Jodie Matthews is from Cornwall and lives in Manchester. Meet Me At The Surface is her first novel, and was shortlisted for the Bath Novel Award and the Blue Pencil First Novel Award 2021.

London - Piccadilly Waterstones, London - Piccadilly
Thursday 11th April 2024
18:30

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