Wednesday, 22 May 2019
I wanted to share a few of the lovely moments A Small Dark Quiet has enjoyed this spring and let you know about upcoming events.
It was wonderful to hear that A Small Dark Quiet was included in Jewish Book Week’s list of ‘Great Jewish Books’ and to find such an insightful review by Caroline Moorehead in The TLS. Here’s a snippet from the review and the link in case you would like to read it in full:
“A bold attempt to portray the greyness of growing up without roots or identity, cast adrift in an uncomprehending and uncertain world.”
The London Magazine generously published the opening section of the novel in their April/May issue and it certainly meant a lot to find Arthur and Sylvie in such remarkable company.
The events so far have been fascinating, opening up debate and sparking lively conversation. The next will be with the brilliant critic and writer, Catherine Taylor, at The Wiener Library on 6th June at 6.30pm. We’re really looking forward to this and would be delighted to see you there! Details in the link below:
Tottenham Court Road Waterstones have offered to host an event I’m doing with Alice Jolly and Sally Bayley. We’ll be exploring ‘the balm of recognition’ and questioning the false binary that literature either serves to confront or console. I’ll update you as soon as the date is confirmed along with dates for festivals and events outside London later this year.
As ever, I would greatly appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes to offer your thoughts in a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Reviews are enormously helpful and really help to spread the word!
With love and thanks,
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