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The Debut Fiction Showcase: Claire Adam, Yara Rodrigues Fowler & Alia Trabucco Zerán

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“Join us on Monday 25th February for prosecco, canapés and literary excellence as our compere, literary critic and Bitch Lit host Lucy Scholes, introduces three exciting new novelists making their debuts: Claire Adam (Golden Child, Faber), Yara Rodrigues Fowler (Stubborn Archivist, Fleet) and Alia Trabucco Zerán (The Remainder, And Other Stories).

Golden Child was include in The Times’ biggest novels of 2019, Yara was included in ELLE’s ‘Ones To Watch’ 2019 and The Observer‘s hottest-tipped debut novelists of 2019 and The Remainder was widely reviewed, and Alia contributed a piece to PEN Transmissions in late 2018.

Drinks and canapés from 6.30pm. Panel discussion begins at 7pm. All tickets include prosecco and canapés

About the Books

Claire Adam’s electrifying first novel Golden Child – set in Trinidad’s capital – tells the tale of a missing twin, “a sensitive depiction of family life with the page-flicking urgency of a thriller” (The Guardian) this debutreckons with the secrets of the human heart. It tells a story about wanting more for our children; it casts its spell with uncommon wisdom and grace. In the US, it will be the second book from the SJP for Hogarth imprint.

When your mother considers another country home, it's hard to know where you belong. Yara Rodrigues Fowler’s Stubborn Archivist is a novel of growing up between cultures, of finding your space within them and of learning to live in a traumatized body. Our stubborn archivist tells her story through history, through family conversations, through the eyes of her mother, her grandmother and her aunt and slowly she begins to emerge into the world, defining her own sense of identity.

Alia Trabucco Zerán is one of Latin America's rising literary stars. In The Remainder (translated by Sophie Hughes), ash blankets a post-Pinochet Santiago, Chile where three children of ex-militants are facing a past they can neither remember nor forget. The Spectator described The Remainder as "a darkly comic road trip... her spring-heeled prose moves lightly from lyrical to demotic, bawdy to elegiac." This remarkable debut presents a new way to count the cost of a pain that stretches across generations.