15th Dec 2018 - Discussion with Kerry Young - Author of Gloria and Pao

Sat Dec 15 2018 at 02:15 pm to 04:30 pm
Palmers Green Library, Broomfield Lane, London, United Kingdom

Palmers Green Library, Broomfield Lane, London, United Kingdom

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Hi Readers, this will be the eighth meeting for 2018 of the Afro Reads Book Club. This meeting we have the pleasure of meeting Kerry Young author of Pao, Gloria and Show Me A Mountain. We will be discussing her life as an author and gaining an insight into the background of her stories. This meeting is also open to people who are not members of the Afro Reads Book Club.   Kerry YoungKerry Young is a British novelist born in Kingston, Jamaica, to a Chinese father and mother of mixed Chinese-African heritage. She came to England at the age of ten.Kerry is the author of three novels, Pao (2011) Gloria (2013) and Show Me A Mountain (2016). Kerry’s work has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Book Prize and the East Midlands Book Award. She was longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Kerry recently published ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ - a short story in the Hometown Tales Midlands collection (2018).Kerry is a Reader for The Literary Consultancy, an Arvon Foundation tutor and a Royal Literary Fund Fellow.Kerry Young is Honorary Assistant Professor in the School of English at The University of Nottingham and Honorary Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Leicester.The Afro Reads Bookclub meets at 2.15 pm for a 2.30 pm start. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available for you to help yourself. It is usual practice for members to purchase and read the book in advance and then turn up for a guided discussion. On this occasion, your host will be leading a discussion with Kerry Young about her life, books and life as an author. Members are encouraged to bring along their own questions but there is no pressure to do so. If you have not had the opportunity to complete the book that's ok, just come along and join in the discussion. Regular book club members read Gloria early in the year so the book for this month will be Pao by Kerry Young.The book club usually meets every six weeks and the cost is £4 + booking fee per person via Eventbrite.or £5 in person on the day.Please book early as there are only a limited number of places for this meetup.
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