Writers on the Racing Mind

Date: Thursday 25 July 2019
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly

Join award-winning authors Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Sharlene Teo and Olivia Sudjic for an evening of discussion about writing and mental health.

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan‘s first novel Harmless Like You won the Author’s Club First Novel Award, a Betty Trask award and was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize. In the USA it was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and an NPR 2017 Great Read. Her work has appeared in Granta, the Guardian and the Paris Review among other places. Her new novel Starling Days, about a young couple at crisis point, is published by Sceptre of 11 July.

Sharlene Teo was born in Singapore and lives in London. Her debut novel Ponti won the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writers’ Award, was shortlisted for the Hearst Big Book Award and a Edward Stanford Writing Award and has been translated into nine languages.

Olivia Sudjic is a writer living in London. Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Paris Review, Financial Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Vogue and Wired. She is the author of ‘Sympathy’, her 2017 debut novel which was a finalist for the Salerno European Book Award, the Collyer Bristow Prize and translated into numerous languages, and ‘Exposure’, a personal essay exploring anxiety and autofiction, named an Irish Times, Evening Standard and White Review Book of the Year for 2018. Her second novel, ‘Asylum Road’ and an essay collection, ‘Desire Lines’, are forthcoming from Bloomsbury.
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