Sun 7 March
Debut novelists Stephanie Scott, What's Left of Me Is Yours, and Catherine Menon, Fragile Monsters, will read from their novels and talk about creating female-led narratives set in Asia and inspired by true events in a panel discussion chaired by arts journalist Yvette Huddleston in celebration of International Women's Day.
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Stephanie Scott’s enthralling debut is set in modern-day Tokyo and inspired by true events. What’s Left of Me Is Yours follows a young woman’s search for the truth about her mother’s life—and her murder. Stephanie Scott is a Singaporean and British writer who was born and raised in South East Asia. She read English Literature at York and Cambridge and holds an M.St in Creative Writing from Oxford. What's Left Of Me Is Yours is a New York Times Editor's Pick, an Observer Best Debut of 2020, and a Book of the Year for the Daily Mail and Woman & Home.
In her stunning debut novel, Fragile Monsters, Catherine Menon traces one family's story from 1920 to the present, unravelling a thrilling tale of love, betrayal and redemption against the backdrop of natural disasters and fallen empires. Written in vivid technicolour, with an electric daughter-grandmother relationship at its heart, Fragile Monsters explores what happens when secrets fester through the generations. Catherine Menon is Australian-British, has Malaysian heritage and lives in London. She is a University lecturer in robotics and has both a PhD in pure mathematics and an MA in Creative Writing. Catherine is an award-winning short story writer and her debut collection, Subjunctive Moods, was published by Dahlia Publishing in 2018. Fragile Monsters will be published in April 2021 by Viking.
Yvette Huddleston is a journalist and author specialising in the arts. She has written extensively on film, theatre, literature and visual art for a wide range of national and regional publications.
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