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Women Writing Dystopia with Hanna Jameson, Sophie Mackintosh and Helen Sedgwick

14 March, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Waterstones Covent Garden invites you to a fascinating and inspiring discussion about women writing dystopia with a pair of extraordinary writers.

Join Hanna Jameson and Sophie Mackintosh as they explore the way women writer’s have subverted and creatively commanded this genre past, present and future.

Katy Loftus, editorial director at Penguin will be chairing this event.

Hanna Jameson wrote her first book at the age of seventeen. Paul Rees of Q Magazine described her as writing like ‘an angel on speed’. She has worked for the NHS and travelled the USA, Japan and Europe, developing a particular interest in the US, which led to her studying for a BA in American History. The Last has been tipped as ‘One to Watch in 2019’ byThe Observer and Stylist, you won’t be able to put this thriller by a brilliant new literary talent down.

Sophie Mackintosh is the author of The Water Cure, which was was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018. She also won the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize and the 2016 Virago/Stylist Short Story competition, and has been published in Granta and TANK magazine among others.

Helen Sedgwick was a research biophysicist before writing her debut novel, The Comet Seekers. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University and a PhD in Physics from Edinburgh University, and has won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. Having grown up in London, she now lives in the Scottish Highlands. The Growing Season is her second novel and has been shortlisted for the Saltire Society Fiction Book of the Year.


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Waterstones Covent Garden
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