Helen MacDonald, Sin Blaché and Temi Oh with InBookCompany -Traf Sq

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Waterstones

Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5EJ

Tuesday 25 June de 18:00 à 19:00

£6

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Join us in welcoming Helen MacDonald, Sin Blaché and Temi Oh, in conversation with InBookCompany, to discuss their latest novels.

Join us in welcoming Helen MacDonald, Sin Blaché and Temi Oh, in conversation with InBookCompany, to discuss their latest novels, two stunning sci-fi extravaganzas; Prophet and More Perfect.

PROPHETAn all-American diner appears overnight in a remote British field, like a memory made flesh – a nostalgic flight of fancy. More and more objects materialise: toys, fairground rides, pets and other treasured mementos of the past.
And the deaths quickly follow.PROPHET knows when you were happiest. It gives life to your fondest memories and uses them to destroy you.Prophet can weaponise the past. But only love will protect the future.MORE PERFECTThey promise that connecting everyone to the Panopticon will end human suffering and usher in a more perfect world. But when Orpheus and Moremi uncover the dark side of the technology, they find themselves on opposite sides of a radical divide.Deftly weaving through strands of Greek mythology, More Perfect poses timely questions about technology, identity and the cost of progress.Helen Macdonald (she/they) is a writer, poet, naturalist and historian of science. Their book H is for Hawk won many prizes, including the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the Costa Book of the Year, the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in France, and in the US was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award. They are a frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine, and live in Suffolk.Sin Blaché (she/they) is a Black Irish musician and author. They have been writing horror and sci-fi stories all their life, only recently finding a vulnerable freedom in non-fiction essay writing. Prophet is their first novel. They live in the North West of Ireland and can be found obsessing over obscure folk instruments, becoming a reluctant saviour to feral cats, and playing too many video games.Temi Oh (she/her) is a British writer, artist, screenwriter and neuroscientist. While studying at KCL, Temi founded and ran a book-club called ‘Neuroscience-fiction’, where she lead discussions about science-fiction books which focus on the brain, and began working on her first novel, Do You Dream of Terra-Two? which was reviewed by the Guardian, Stylist and SFX magazine, and was shortlisted for the Diverse Book Awards. More Perfect is her second novel.InBookCompany is an inclusive, diverse space for book-lovers to come together and share their passion for literature. Founded by Asli Oya and Anthonia Kehinde, their mission is to elevate the voice of authors who have historically been underrepresented, and their previous events include evenings with Elif Batuman, Lemn Sissay, and Ayòbámi Adébáyò.