3.30pm – 4.30pm BST*
Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spending eternity doing her job and now she seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. Wolf Willeford, a troubled young writer, is well acquainted with death, but until now hadn't met Death in person - a black, working-class woman who shape-shifts and does her work unseen.
Salena Godden’s Mrs Death Misses Death is a life-affirming fire-starter of a novel. The Ark was built to save the lives of the many, but rapidly became a refuge for the elite. Years after the Ark was cut off from the world, a chance of survival within its confines is granted to a select few. Among their number is Markriss Denny, whose path to future excellence is marred only by a closely guarded secret. Set in an alternate world where slavery and colonialism never happened, Courttia Newland's A River called Time is both a timely exploration of social inequality and a story about love, loyalty and the search for the truth.
*This performance is pre-recorded 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.
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. Bookshop.org 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.