Chair: Lucy Scholes
Passion and possession are the prevailing themes in the stunning debut novels from Eli Goldstone and Olivia Sudjic. They discussed their work with journalist Lucy Scholes. We were delighted to present this event in partnership with Second Home's bookshop Libreria, just off Brick Lane.
Acerbic and tender, Strange Heart Beating is a darkly funny, seductive novel that confronts the black undercurrent of possession inherent in love. Sympathy is a brilliant and deeply moving take on personal accountability, blood ties and our tormented efforts to connect in the digital age.
Wednesday, May 17th, 7pm
Eli Goldstone lives in London and is a graduate of the City University Creative Writing (Novels) MA. She is the former prose editor of Cadaverine. Her debut novel, Strange Heart Beating, will be published by Granta in May 2017.
Olivia Sudjic lives in London and read English at Cambridge University where she was awarded the Trinity Hall E.G. Harwood English Prize and made a Bateman Scholar. Her debut novel, Sympathy, will be published by ONE in May 2017.
Lucy Scholes is as a freelance critic whose work has appeared in the Observer, the Independent, The New York Times Book Review, BBC Culture, the TLS, The Daily Beast and Critical Quarterly. She is a contributing editor at the online literary magazine Bookanista and teaches at Tate Modern and Tate Britain.