Taking place between February and April 2021, Novel Voices is a five-part, online series featuring Ellah P. Wakatama in conversation with 10 debut authors who are helping to shape 2021's literary landscape.
The first event, on 22 February 2021, will feature writers Meng Jin and J.A. Mensah.
Meng Jin is the author of Little Gods, which expands the future of the immigrant novel even as it holds us in uneasy thrall to the past. Meng Jin’s narrative prose has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2020, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Threepenny Review, Ploughshares, The Bare Life Review, Vogue, and elsewhere. A Kundiman Fellow, she has an MFA from Hunter College, and received the David TK Wong Fellowship at the University of East Anglia. Jin was born in Shanghai and has lived the UK and the US.
J.A. Mensah is the author of Castles from Cobwebs, a compelling exploration of memory, race, mothers and the fractured self. J.A. Mensah is a writer of prose and theatre. Her plays have focused on human rights narratives and the testimonies of survivors. Her short stories appear in several collections. Castles from Cobwebs, her first novel, won the inaugural NorthBound Book Award.
Tickets are £3. You can also add a copy of either or both novels at a 15% discount. Shipping is included to the UK only.
You will be sent a link to join this online event when ticket sales end at 5.30pm on the day. Please note you must log into Zoom before clicking the joining link and use the same email address to book your tickets as you use for your Zoom login.
Tickets for this first event can be purchased from Eventbrite via the following link:
This event is presented in partnership with Creative Manchester and the Centre for New Writing from The University of Manchester, with Blackwell’s Bookshop.