Scottish Writers' Centre
Fiona Mozley + Strathclyde Students
Tue 17 May 2022
The Strathclyde Writing Spring Showcase - featuring Booker-prize shortlisted author FIONA MOZLEY, alongside Strathclyde students.
Please join us for a reading & Q+A with FIONA MOZLEY, author of Hot Stew (2021) and the Booker-shortlisted Elmet (2017). Featuring Strathclyde PhD students SINDHU RAJASEKARAN, MIRRI GLASSON-DARLING, RUTH EJ BOOTH & ANDREW MCLEAN, and MLitt students CHARLOTTE MCDONALD & SHEENA OO, who will read their work.
FIONA MOZLEY is the author of two novels, Elmet and Hot Stew, and several short stories. She is the winner of a Somerset Maugham Award and the Polari Prize, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the Ondaatje Prize, and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Women's Prize, and the Dublin International Prize. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Financial Times, The New Statesman, and British Vogue. She grew up in York and lives in Edinburgh.
L'Escargot, darting down quiet back alleyways, skirting dumpsters and drunks, emerging on to raucous main roads, fizzing with energy and riotous with life.
On a corner sits a large townhouse, the same as all its neighbours. But this building hosts a teeming throng of rich and poor, full from the basement right up to the roof terrace. Precious and Tabitha call the top floors their home but it's under threat; its billionaire-owner Agatha wants to kick the women out to build expensive restaurants and luxury flats. Men like Robert, who visit the brothel, will have to go elsewhere. Those like Cheryl, who sleep in the basement, will have to find somewhere else to hide after dark. But the women won't go quietly. Soho is their turf and they are ready for a fight
Hot Stew , 'a dazzling Dickensian tale' (The Guardian), is an insightful and ambitious novel about property, ownership, wealth and inheritance.
Tickets are limited, so please book soon!