in association with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation
The third in a new series of FREE events features author Naomi Alderman.
Naomi’s first novel, Disobedience, was published in ten languages, read on BBC Radio 4’s “Book at Bedtime” and won the Orange Prize for New Writers. In the USA, it was short-listed for the National Jewish Book Award and the Sami Rohr Prize. From 2004-2007, she was lead writer on the BAFTA-nominated alternate reality game Perplex City. In 2007, Naomi was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and one of 25 Waterstone’s Writers of the Future. Her short fiction has been published widely and she was short-listed for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2009. Her second novel, The Lessons, was published by Penguin in 2010: “Universal in its themes of ambition, desire and betrayal, this spellbinding novel reflects the truth that the lessons life teaches often come too late.” She broadcasts regularly and writes a weekly games column for the Guardian. Naomi grew up in London and is a graduate of the universities of Oxford and East Anglia.
Date: Thursday 10th November 2011
Entry: Free – all welcome (you can just turn up on the night, or email
to reserve seats)
Venue: The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill,
Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY
Contact: James Draper: +44 (0) 161 247 1787;
Later in the series: Laura Wilson (24/11/11) and Alan Hollinghurst (08/12/11)
The Manchester Writing School at MMU: www.mmu.ac.uk/writingschool
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation: www.anthonyburgess.org
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