Tomi Adeyemi in conversation with Katherine Webber
Tuesday 31st July 18:30 at Liverpool
Tickets: £7.99 includes entry, an exclusive edition of Children of Blood and Bone (with red sprayed edges) plus a signed map and print, or £3 general admission, £2 Waterstones cardholders.
Children of Blood and Bone is an epic fantasy with an eye toward the reality of contemporary racial and socioeconomic power dynamics, drawing upon African history and mythology to tell a story of characters contending with colour, status and they want to be defined in a culture of fear. The highly original world it depicts – filled with magic, mythical lionesque creatures and beautiful villages built out of sand – manages to be at once fantastical and uncannily reflective of our reality today.
Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When she’s not working on her novels or watching “Scandal,” she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing. @tomi_adeyemi
Katherine Webber is a Young Adult and children's author. Her debut YA novel was the critically acclaimed Wing Jones and her next YA novel is the highly anticipated Only Love Can Break Your Heart. Katherine was born in Southern California, and has lived in Hong Kong, Hawaii, and Atlanta. She currently lives in London with her husband, Kevin Tsang, who she co-writes the illustrated young fiction series Sam Wu is Not Afraid with.
Katherine loves books and travel. At last count, she'd been to 48 countries and six continents. She studied comparative literature at UC Davis, and Chinese literature and language at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has worked at an international translation company, a technology startup, and a reading charity. She spends far too much time on Twitter, so she invites you to come say hello @kwebberwrites.
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