Sarah Perry


A masterly new work from the author of the wildly successful 'The Essex Serpent'. Unnerving and unsettling, 'Melmoth' is a haunting tale about guilt, forgiveness, moral reckoning and how we come to terms with our actions in a conflicted world. ‘Scary and smart, but also a philosophical inquiry into the nature of love and will.’ Host Alex Preston.

Sarah Perry has been the writer in residence at Gladstone's Library and the UNESCO World City of Literature Writer in Residence in Prague. Her first novel 'After Me Comes the Flood' was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Folio Prize, and won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. 'The Essex Serpent' was a number one bestseller in hardback, Waterstones Book of the Year 2016, the British Book Awards Book of the Year 2017, was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and Dylan Thomas Award, and longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction 2017. Her work has been translated into twenty languages.

Sunday 23 February 2020, 6.30–7.30pm, Alexander Centre Main Room. £10

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