Event: Dialogue Books Public Lecture
Tuesday 19th November, 11am - 12:30pm
Join the Sheffield Hallam Department of Humanities for a Public Lecture featuring exciting Dialogue Books authors Irenosen Okojie FRSL award winning author whose latest story collection Nudibranch is visceral and eclectic and debut author Lauren Wilkinson whose blistering novel American Spy was picked as a Obama Summer Read, as they discuss their paths into publishing, their lives as authors, what inspires them to write and how they engage with authors.
The writers will each deliver a short reading followed by an engaging discussion chaired by Sheffield Hallam University’s Yvonne Battle-Felton.
The event is free. All are welcome to attend.
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About the Authors:
Irenosen Okojie is a Nigerian British writer. Her debut novel Butterfly Fish won a Betty Trask award and was shortlisted for an Edinburgh International First Book Award. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, the Observer, the Guardian, the BBC and the Huffington Post amongst other publications. Her short story collection Speak Gigantular , published by Jacaranda Books, was shortlisted for the Edgehill Short Story Prize, the Jhalak Prize, the Saboteur Awards and nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award. She was recently inducted as a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature as one of the Forty Under Forty initiative.
Lauren Wilkinson grew up in New York City and lives in the Lower East Side. She earned her MFA in Fiction and Literary Translation from Columbia University and has taught writing at Columbia and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has received writing fellowships from the Center for Fiction and the MacDowell Colony, and her fiction has appeared in Granta.