State of the Nation with Lucy Popescu

Friday 16th June 2017
19:00 - 20:30 at Waterstones, London - Piccadilly

State of the Nation with Lucy Popescu

Join us for an evening of readings from:

Amanda Craig is the author of six interlinked novels about contemporary British society, including Hearts and Minds, concerning the overlapping lives of five immigrants, legal and illegal, in London. She will be reading from her seventh novel, The Lie of the Land (published 15 June) hailed as ‘a satirical take on the disparity between town and country, which highlights the emotional levers that led to the Brexit vote’. 
Jason Donald's first novel, Choke Chain, was published by Cape in 2009. He will be reading from his acclaimed novel, Dalila, described as ‘a necessary tale of our times’, about the plight of a young woman seeking asylum in Britain.
John McCullough's first collection of poems The Frost Fairs won the Polari First Book Prize in 2012 and was a Book of the Year for The Independent.  He will be reading from his new collection Spacecraft described as ‘a humane, spellbinding collection…’ ‘walking through dark places with a spring in its step.’ It was named one of The Guardian's Best Books for Summer 2016.
Sarah Moss is the author of five novels: Cold Earth, Night Waking, Bodies of Light, Signs for Lost Children & The Tidal Zone and a memoir about living in Iceland, Names for the Sea. She has been shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 3 times and the RSL Ondaatje prize once. She will be reading from Tidal Zone, praised as ‘a rich and complex novel’, exploring ‘the great questions of life and death.’
J.D. Taylor is a writer and philosophy lecturer from South London. He will be reading from Island Story: Journeys Through Unfamiliar Britain, longlisted for the 2017 Orwell Prize, a story ‘of rebellion and retail parks, migration and inertia, pessimism and disappearing ways of life, and a fiery, unrealized desire for collective belonging and power.’

Tickets cost £5 and include a glass of wine/soft drink. Tickets are available online, in store and by phone. For any questions or queries please email: [email protected]

Further details: 02078512400

London - Piccadilly Waterstones, London - Piccadilly
Friday 16th June 2017
19:00 - 20:30

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