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A fully up-to-date listing of where you can meet Granta Books' authors in the coming months.

July

05/07/2015, 12.15pm
New Nigerian Fiction: EC Osondu at the 2015 Africa Writes Festival
Launching A. Igoni Barrett's Blackass, Irenosen Okojie's Butterfly Fish, E. C. Osondu's This House is Not for Sale and Obinna Udenwe's Satans and Shaitans, Ike Anya talks to four debut novelists about their new releases and asks 'what is new Nigerian fiction'?
Africa Writes Festival, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
africawrites.org

07/07/2015, 1.30pm
The Spirit of Eric Gill: Rob Magnuson Smith at Ways With Words
Eric Gill's unconventional behavious and enduring influence permeates Rob Magnuson Smith's novel set in the Sussex village of Ditchling, where nothing is quite as it appears. Magnuson Smith explains how he came to write his subtle comic novel, Scorper.
Ways With Words festival, Dartington Hall, Droridge Farm, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6JG
www.wayswithwords.co.uk

08/07/2015, 7pm
Rising Ground: Philip Marsden at Penzance Literary Festival
Philip Marsden will be talking about his latest book Rising Ground, in which he explores the idea of place and why certain sites have such a powerful mythology associated with them. From the Neolithic ritual landscape of Bodmin Moor to the Arthurian traditions of Tintagel, from the china-clay country to the moors of west Penwith, Rising Ground assembles a chronology of our shifting attitudes to place. Jan Morris thought the book 'truly wonderful' while Justin Cartwright described it as 'an extraordinary, complex and fascinating book. It is not just about Cornwall; it also about the human endeavour to make meaning of life.'
Penzance Literary Festival, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4BU
www.pzlitfest.co.uk

08/07/2015, 11.45am
The Shape of the Land: Philip Marsden at Ways With Words Festival
When writer Philip Marsden moved to a remote farmhouse in Cornwall, the intensity of his response to the landscape prompted a journey westward through the Neolithic ritual landscape of the Moors and mysterious china clay country, to the granite tors and tombs of Lands End. He asks why people have strong reactions to certain places.
Ways With Words festival, Dartington Hall, Droridge Farm, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6JG
www.wayswithwords.co.uk

09/07/2015, 1.30pm
The Saffron Road: Christine Toomey at Ways With Words Festival
Foreign correspondent, Christine Toomey, follows the Saffron Road, tracing the spread of Buddhism in women from the remote Himalayas to the New Mexican desert. She examines the spiritual paths of 'jung fu' nuns, a princess, a former BBC journalist and a concert violinist.
Ways With Words festival, Dartington Hall, Droridge Farm, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6JG
www.wayswithwords.co.uk



 
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