Author event - Amy Arnold and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Tuesday 11 June 2019 19:00 - 20:30
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Read Regional is a celebration of brilliant new books from the North of England.
Meet Amy Arnold who will be talking about her debut novel "Slip of a Fish" and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi who will be talking about her first novel "Kintu".
Amy was born in Oxford in 1974. She studied Neuropsychology at Birmingham University and has worked in a variety of jobs from packing swedes to teaching and lecturing. She lives in Cumbria, and in 2018 was awarded the inaugural Northern Book Prize for her debut novel, "Slip of a Fish".
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, a Ugandan novelist and short story writer, has a PhD from Lancaster University. Her first novel, "Kintu", won the Kwani? Manuscript Project in 2013 and was longlisted for the Etisalat Prize in 2014. Her story "Let’s Tell This Story Properly" won the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She lives in Manchester with her husband, Damian, and her son, Jordan.
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