A Chat with the Patron Saint of Literary Street Urchins
Thursday 27th August
While we look forward to the much-anticipated release of her new novel, Luckenbooth, the multitalented Jenni Fagan – once dubbed the ‘patron saint of literary street urchins’ by the New York Times – treats us to a discussion about her work and career, sharing updates on current and future projects, as well as some of her spellbinding poetry. We talk about subjects as varied as truth, witchcraft, and the redemptive power of words.
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About the speaker
Jenni Fagan is an award-winning poet and novelist. She is the author of three novels and five poetry collections, including the much-acclaimed debut The Panopticon, which Jenni adapted for last year’s stage production by the National Theatre of Scotland. Her screenplay for The Panopticon is being made by Sixteen Films, the stage play saw a sold-out run with National Theatre of Scotland. Fagan has been on lists including Granta Best of Young British Novelists, James Tait Black, Dublin Impact, BBC Short Story Prize among others. Her work is translated in nine languages. Her much-anticipated forthcoming novel, Luckenbooth, is out next year. jennifagan.com
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