Castlefield Manchester Sermon: Kamila Shamsie
|Dates:||14 October 2016|
|Times:||19:00 - 20:30|
|What is it:||Literature Live|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
|How much:||£10 / £8|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
We are delighted that Kamila Shamsie will be giving the 7th Castlefield Manchester Sermon, reflecting on ethical issues of the day. One of our finest contemporary writers, Kamila grew up in Karachi and now lives in London. She has written six compelling and beautifully crafted novels including Burnt Shadows, Broken Verses, Salt and Saffron, and A God in Every Stone, which was shortlisted for both the Walter Scott Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction.
Her work has been translated into over twenty languages and she is a Granta Best of Young British Novelist. Championed as ‘a writer of immense ambition and strength’ by Salman Rushdie, she frequently explores history, conflict, empire, freedom, love, friendship and the call of adventure in her work. In 2015 she delivered a National Conversation provocation that suggested publishers should make 2018 the Year of Publishing Women.
Her Sermon will be followed by a conversation with Jeanette Winterson, author and Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester.
The Manchester Sermon is one of Manchester Literature Festival's annual commissions. Previous Sermons have been given by Ali Smith, Jeanette Winterson, Andrew Motion and Elif Shafak. The event is presented in partnership with Manchester Cathedral and is sponsored by Castlefield, ethical financial advisers based in Manchester.
To book please visit http://tinyurl.com/z7gsnqt
For more information visit manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk
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