Events

Events

Events

A fully up-to-date listing of where you can meet Granta Books' authors in the coming months.

July

25/07/2016, 20:00
An evenign with Sarah Moss at Toppings, Bath
In The Tidal Zone, Sarah Moss has written a captivating study of aftermath exploring parental love, fear, illness and recovery. Adam is a stay-at-home dad who is also working on a history of the bombing and rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral. He is a good man and he is happy. But one day, he receives a call from his daughter's school to inform him that, for no apparent reason, fifteen-year-old Miriam has collapsed and stopped breathing. In that moment, he is plunged into a world of waiting, agonising, not knowing. In this exceptionally courageous and unflinching novel of contemporary life Sarah Moss goes where most of us wouldn't dare to look, and the result is riveting - unbearably sad, but also miraculously funny and ultimately hopeful. The Tidal Zone confirms Sarah Moss as a unique voice in modern fiction and a writer of luminous
Bath, UK, The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
www.toppingbooks.co.uk

26/07/2016, 19:00
Sarah Moss with Max Porter on The Tidal Zone at LRB
Sarah Moss will be reading from and talking about her fifth novel The Tidal Zone (Granta) an exploration of parental love, illness and recovery. She will be in conversation with Max Porter, Granta editor and author of Grief is a Thing With Feathers (Faber and Faber), winner of the 2016 Dylan Thomas Prize.
London, 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL
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28/07/2016
Sarah Moss at Port Eliot
Sarah Moss is the author of five novels. Her latest, The Tidal Zone, is an unflinching portrait of family life. Adam is a stay-at-home dad who is also working on a history of the bombing and rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral. He is a good man and he is happy. But one day, he receives a call from his daughter's school to inform him that, for no apparent reason, fifteen-year-old Miriam has collapsed and stopped breathing. In that moment, he is plunged into a world of waiting, agonising, not knowing. The story of his life and the lives of his family are rewritten and re-told around this shocking central event, around a body that has inexplicably failed. In this exceptionally courageous contemporary novel Sarah Moss goes where most of us wouldn't dare to look, and the result is riveting, unbearably sad, but also miraculously funny and ultimately hopeful. The Tidal Zone explores parental love, overwhelming fear, illness and recovery. It is about clever teenagers and the challenges of marriage. It is about the NHS, academia, sex and gender in the twenty-first century, the work-life juggle, and the politics of packing lunches and loading dishwashers. It confirms Sarah Moss as a unique voice in modern fiction and a writer of luminous intelligence.
Cornwall, UK, St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 5ND

August

07/08/2016, 11:45 - 12:30
Granta Fiction Showcase at Wilderness Festival
Hear new material from some of Granta Books' most exciting British fiction writers. The Best of British Novelists today. Tom Bullough's fourth novel Addlands is a masterly portrait of twentieth century rural life. It tells the story of a Radnorshire farm, of the relationship between humans and the land. It is a richly patterned and riveting work of prose by one of the most skilful novelists working in this country. Sarah Moss's The Tidal Zone is a powerful and poignant examination of how a family recovers from a cataclysmic event. It is the best book yet by a writer of luminous intelligence and extraordinary emotional range. It is as funny as it is intelligent, as provocative as it is life-affirming and will delight Sarah Moss's many fans. Lorna Gibb is an acclaimed biographer and novelist. A Ghost's Story is a delicate, moving and playful novelised life of the spirit Katie King. It is about how a consciousness finds a body, how stories are told, the power of desire and the limits of delusion. It gives voice to the spirit dimension and examines the very notion of literary character. Part of the Granta Books' Literary Tent takeover.
Oxfordshire, UK, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, OX7 3DG
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20/08/2016, 19:30
Tom Bullough at Edinburgh Listerary Festival
Two luminous, lyrical novels reveal deep truths about globalisation and a changing world. Tom Bullough's Addlands is the stunning saga of a family living in the Welsh Borders, while Anjali Joseph's The Living tells the story of a young woman working in an English shoe factory, and an older man in a western Indian town. Chaired by Daniel Hahn.
Edinburgh, UK, 5A Charlotte Square Garden, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR
www.edbookfest.co.uk



 
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