City of Literature
With Sarah Perry, Lucy Hughes-Hallett & Anjali Joseph
Monday 22 May 7pm
Author Sarah Perry
Marking the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, we bring together British and Indian writers to explore writing and place from two lowland eastern regions with renowned and radical literary heritages: Kolkata and Norwich. Sarah
Perry’s The Essex Serpent was named Waterstones Book of the Year in 2016 and sees a small village beset by an ominous threat from the sea. In multi-award-winning Lucy Hughes-Hallett’s Peculiar Ground, years of war results in the building of walls and a false sense of safety, while Anjali Joseph’s The Living reflects on everyday life in Norwich and India, and the challenges in living well.
Event runs: c. 1 hr