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Jenni Fagan & Irenosen Okojie - Magical, Dazzling Fiction

Jenni Fagan & Irenosen Okojie - Magical, Dazzling Fiction


Jenni Fagan & Irenosen Okojie - Magical, Dazzling Fiction


Aye Write

Dates and times

Saturday 15 May 2021
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Magical, Dazzling Fiction
Jenni Fagan & Irenosen Okojie chaired by Rodge Glass

3.30pm – 4.30pm BST*

Over nine decades, No. 10 Luckenbooth Close bears witness to emblems of a changing world outside its walls. An infamous madam, a spy, a famous Beat poet, a coal miner who fears daylight, a psychic: these are some of the residents whose lives are plagued by the building's troubled history in disparate, sometimes chilling ways. The curse creeps up the nine floors and an enraged spirit world swells to the surface, desperate for the true horror of the building's longest kept secret to be heard.
Jenni Fagan’s Luckenbooth is a bold, haunting and dazzlingly unique novel about the stories and secrets we leave behind, and the places that hold them long after we are gone.

Irenosen Okojie’s Nudibranch is a collection of short stories, in which offbeat characters are caught up in extraordinary situations that test the boundaries of reality. A love-hungry goddess of the sea arrives on an island inhabited by eunuchs, A girl from Martinique moonlights as a Grace Jones impersonator, and a homeless man goes right back, to the very beginning, through a gap in time.

*This performance is live and will be available to watch for three weeks after the broadcast date to accommodate different time zones.
This performance is included in the Aye Write 2021 festival pass, so you will not need to purchase this event if you have already purchased a pass.

Books are available to purchase from our bookseller partner supports independent booksellers and for every book purchased 10% comes back to Aye Write and Wee Write, helping to invest in our city’s book festival and reader development programmes.

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