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An Evening with Scarlett Thomas

Wednesday 3rd March 7.30pm.
We are very excited to announce that we have managed to bag novelist Scarlett Thomas for an intimate evening event at the bookshop! Scarlett will be in West Sussex promoting her brilliant new children’s book, ‘Dragon’s Green’ but we’ve persuaded her to stay for the evening to talk to her grown up fans.
Scarlett Thomas is the author of 9 novels, including ‘The Seed Collectors’, ‘Our Tragic Universe’, ‘The End of Mr Y’, ‘PopCo’, ‘Going Out’ and ‘Bright Young Things’, all of which are firm favourites here at the Steyning Bookshop! She has also published short stories, non-fiction and journalism, and is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kent.
Scarlett’s novels are unique and genre-defying – she excels at creating smart, geeky, relatable characters who struggle with finding their place in the world, and her social observation is deft and spiked with sharp and sometimes filthy humour. What really characterises Scarlet’s novels though is the breadth and wondrous tangle of her narratives – she will weave in subjects as diverse as alternate dimensions, ethnobotany, code-breaking, literary theory, and knitting, all the while considering corporate control, the nature of consciousness, veganism, post-capitalism, faith, science, love and death….. So expect an illuminating evening from one of the UK’s most exciting writers!
We are very fortunate to have Scarlett appearing at our little shop, as she does not do many events, so please make sure you book early as places are limited.
Ticket price includes wine and nibbles. All Scarlett’s 6 novels currently in print will be on sale, as well as her new children’s book – this event is not for kids though.
Your ticket will give you £5 off the price of 1 book.

The Seed Collectors

The Seed Collectors

The End of Mr Y

The End of Mr Y


PopCo

PopCo


Dragons Green

Dragons Green

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