Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, Bobby Palmer and Louisa Young

Three celebrated literary fiction writers inspire magic, hope and love in the face of stories of acute grief and loss.

When We were Birds – for fans of Arundhati Roy, Toni Morrison and Monique Roffey – is a mythic love story set in Trinidad about two outsiders and their connection with the dead. A modern-day fable that has touched reader's hearts, in Isaac and the Egg a young man, suicidal with grief after his wife's death, makes a transformative journey... a truly enchanting tale. Twelve Months and a Day follows two love stories, cut short by death... leaving two bewildered, romantic ghosts – 'a Truly, Madly, Deeply for our times'.

With host Steven Gale.

Bobby Palmer is a freelance journalist who writes for publications including Time Out, GQ, Men's Health and Cosmopolitan.

Louisa Young is a novelist, songwriter, short-story writer, biographer and journalist, whose work has appeared in 32 languages.

Ayanna Lloyd Banwo is a writer from Trinidad and Tobago. Her work has been published in The Caribbean Writer, Moko Magazine, Small Axe, POUi, Pree, Callaloo, and Anomaly.

Author photo Louisa Young © Sarah Lee

Event Information

Event Date Sat 18 Feb 12:00 pm
Individual Price £7.00
Venue The Guildhall