Dates and times
Thursday 19 March 2020
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Unfortunately due to the constantly evolving coronavirus situation, Aye Write 2020 has been cancelled, and this event will no longer go ahead. We will contact ticket holders directly as soon as possible.
The Booker-shortlisted author of His Bloody Project introduces two debuts with island settings. Norman Bissell’s Barnhill tells the dramatic story of George Orwell’s time in the farmhouse on the Isle of Jura, where he wrote what was to become Nineteen Eighty-Four. it reveals the private man behind the celebrated public figure, his invention of Big Brother, Thought Police, Newspeak and Room 101, and the creation of a masterpiece. Rich, haunting and rooted in Irish folklore, Molly Aitken’s The Island Child is a spellbinding debut novel about identity and motherhood, freedom and fate, and the healing power of stories.