by Jamilah Ahmed The enjoyment of any Upper Wimpole Literary Salon evening begins as soon as you cross the threshold – into the home of another writer, and into the company of other writers. We have put aside all other responsibilities to talk to one another, and collectively validate the often solitary work we are […]
by Catherine Temma Amanda Craig lead our final Salon under Sarah’s hosting. She read from her work in progress, a novel that follows up some of the characters from The Lie of the Land, a book India Knight in the Times called “terrific, page-turning, slyly funny” and Marion Keyes declared “absolutely magnificent.” Craig is one […]
by Sarah Glazer Our panel of three discussed how women writers influence, mentor, support and encourage one another. The panel included Jill Dawson, Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney. Jill Dawson, bestselling novelist most recently of The Crime Writer, is the founder of Gold Dust, a writer-to-writer mentoring scheme. Emma Sweeney is a Gold Dust […]
by Sarah Glazer In June, Winnie M Li and Marti Leimbach met to discuss narrating sexual trauma. Writer, producer and activist, Li’s novel Dark Chapter, inspired by her own experience of rape, recently won the Guardian’s Not the Booker award, and was listed by Stylist Magazine as one of “10 Smashing Debut Novels to Look […]
Acclaimed Turkish novelist Elif Shafak spoke about her forthcoming novel set in modern Turkey, Three Daughters of Eve, which grapples with Islam, secularism and the role of women. This novel is already a best-seller in Turkey. She is the author of nine previous novels and her work has been translated into 40 languages.