25 Jun North America Today: Black Lives Matter, terrorism and contemporary politics
Wednesday 26th September: 1830 – 1930
Authors: Brit Bennett, Omar El Akkad, Nathan Hill
Chair: Erica Wagner
Three of the most powerful contemporary voices from the USA and Canada take to the stage with Erica Wagner, herself an important writer now based in London. Nathan Hill’s The Nix garnered ecstatic reviews on UK publication, earning him comparisons to Dickens and John Irving; Brit Bennett’s The Mothers explores big secrets in a small community; and Omar El Akkad’s haunting post-apocalyptic American War has been compared to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Join them for an explosive discussion of contemporary America.
Venue: Waterstones Trafalgar Square