Luke Brown Book Launch

Friday 21st February 19:00 at Birmingham

Join us to celebrate the exciting release of Luke Brown's latest novel, Theft. Luke will be in conversation with fellow author Catherine O'Flynn.

Theft is a novel about the divisions in contemporary Britain, about north and south, rich and poor, men and women.

Paul’s being kicked out of his flat in gentrified east London and his sister has disappeared. They had an argument about what to do with the unsellable house where they grew up in an ever-more-diminished town in the North of England.

Emily’s novels are narrated by outcasts and she lives in wealthy west London with Andrew, who is significantly older than her. Andrew has lived a successful life; Paul has not. Perhaps this situation should be reversed, thinks Paul.

Theft is an exhilarating howl of a novel. With heart, bite and humour, Brown takes the reader beyond easy, partisan perspectives with this timely story of a divided society.

Luke Brown grew up in a former fishing town on the coast of Lancashire. Luke moved to Birmingham in 1997 to do an English degree, and lived in Balsall Heath until 2013, during which time he spent a decade working as an editor for Tindal Street Press. He now works as a book editor, and a lecturer at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester. He has written two novels, My Biggest Lie and Theft, and his fiction has appeared in The White Review and Mal.

Catherine O'Flynn was born in 1970 and raised in Birmingham. She is the author of three novels, including the Costa First Novel Award-winning What Was Lost, The News From Where You Are and Mr Lynch's Holiday.

Tickets for this event are free, but will need to be booked online.

Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the day.

Birmingham Waterstones, Birmingham
Friday 21st February 19:00

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