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Date:

Sat 4 June 2022

Time:

12:30pm

Location:

Turner Contemporary, Kent, CT9 1HG

Price:

£6

Type:

Author Reading

The Red Children

Join Maggie Gee as she reads from her new book, The Red Children and talks about her life as a writer and how it has changed.

She’ll also be answering questions, asking why people write and paint, and whether those things can be taught. And why the coast of Thanet so full of artists, from JM Turner to Tracy Emin.

 

Location: Turner Contemporary 
Date: Saturday 4 June 2022
Time: 12:30pm
Price: £6

 

Maggie Gee

 

The Red Children front cover

About the author...

Maggie Gee’s new novel The Red Children, a hopeful fable about migration and global warming, came out in April 2022 and is set in Ramsgate and Margate on the beautiful coast of Thanet, like her last, Blood (2019), (‘Gloriously rich and readable’, Fay Weldon, ‘Blood cleverly blends nimble, sometimes slapstick humour with an affecting commentary on the corrosive legacy of violence’ The Times.)

She has written seventeen books, including The White Family, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize and the International Impac Prize (new edition 2022 with foreword by Bernardine Evaristo), The Ice PeopleMy CleanerVirginia Woolf in Manhattan and a writer’s memoir, My Animal Life. She is translated into 15 languages and is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

 

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