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Novel Writers: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Harmless Like You

Novel Writers/
Thu 27 July 2017
18:30-20:00
Spike Island
Price: £5/ £3

Novel Writers: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Harmless Like You

rowan-hisayo-buchanan-eric-tortora-pato
Thu 27 July 2017,
18:30-20:00
Spike Island
Price: £5/ £3

Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books.

Harmless Like You is set across New York, Berlin and Connecticut, following the stories of Yuki Oyama, a Japanese girl fighting to make it as an artist, and Yuki’s son Jay who, as an adult in the present day, is forced to confront his mother who abandoned him when he was only two years old. The author herself is of Japanese-British-Chinese-American background and this is a keen examination of belonging, of heartlands, of companionship and choice.

Image credit: Eric Totora Pato

 

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Booking advised. Please note that there are online booking fees. Alternatively contact Spike Island on 0117 929 2266 or visit in person to purchase tickets. Spike Island is open 9am to 5pm weekdays, and 12 to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Refunds are only available if an event is cancelled.

Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit or issue refunds to latecomers.

Please note this event is not amplified. The Festival of Ideas endeavours to hold its events in venues that are accessible to all, but if you have specific access concerns it is advisable to contact the venue direct. We sometimes film and photograph Festival of Ideas events. Please let us know if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed.

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