Join us to hear two fantastic world voices in Norwich in celebration of Refugee Week and as part of the Worlds Literature Festival.
“An indelible novel. Does precisely what literature should do: it brings together thoughts and beliefs, and blurs borders…A compassionate and masterly work.” The New York Times
Teju Cole is a writer hitting the headlines for all the right reasons. His debut novel, Open City, follows a young doctor's meditations around the streets of New York and has been favourably compared to works such as Sebald's Rings of Saturn. It has been blazing an award-winning trail in its wake and was named a best book on no less than twenty end-of-the-year lists.
Teju will be joined by Vesna Goldsworthy. Vesna’s memoir entitled Chernobyl Strawberries, was serialized in The Times and read by Vesna herself as Book of the Week on BBC Radio Four.
Teju Cole and Vesna Goldsworthy explore ideas of exile, displacement and acceptance in their writing. Come along and hear them read from their work and take your questions in what promises to be a fascinating event.