Lucy Popescu presents an eve of readings with acclaimed international authors Martina Evans, Wioletta Greg, Xiaolu Guo, Michèle Roberts and Meike Ziervogel
Martina Evans is an Irish poet, novelist and teacher. She grew up in County Cork in a country pub, shop and petrol station and is the youngest of ten children. She is the author of ten books of prose and poetry. She will be reading from her latest collection The Windows of Graceland, New & Selected Poems published by Carcanet in May 2016.
Wioletta Greg is a Polish writer and poet. In 2006, she left her country and moved to the UK. She has published six poetry volumes. Finite Formulae & Theories of Chance (Arc Publications, 2014) was shortlisted for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. She will be reading from her novella Swallowing Mercury, which spans her childhood and growing up in Communist Poland.
Xiaolu Guo was born in south China. She studied film at the Beijing Film Academy and published six books in China before she moved to London in 2002. Her first novel written in English, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, and 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, published in 2008, was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. She will be reading from her memoir Once Upon a Time in the East.
Michèle Roberts is the author of thirteen highly acclaimed novels. She has also published poetry, short stories and essays. Half-English and half-French, Michèle lives in London. She is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She will be reading from her latest novel The Walworth Beauty published by Bloomsbury in April 2017. Exclusive early editions will be avail to buy on the night.
Meike Ziervogel grew up in Germany and came to Britain in 1986. Her debut novel Magda was chosen as the 2013 Book of the Year in the Irish Times, Observer and Guardian. Clara’s Daughter (2014) and Kauthar (2015), were published to widespread acclaim. She will be reading from her latest novel, The Photographer, to be published in May 2017. Exclusive early editions will be avail to buy on the night.