Ipswich Author Talk - An evening with award winning writer Monique Roffey | Flyer Magazines


Feb 24 2022


Doors Open 7pm.
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ipswich Author Talk – An evening with award winning writer Monique Roffey

The writer Monique Roffey will be appearing at the Ipswich Institute, Thursday 24th February, a guest of the Suffolk Book League.

Monique Roffey was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. She is the author of six novels and a memoir. The Mermaid of Black Conch won the Costa Book of the Year and the Costa Novel Award 2020. It was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2021, the Goldsmiths Prize 2020 and the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2021, and longlisted for the Orwell Prize, the Ondaatje Prize and the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2021. Her highly acclaimed previous books are Sun Dog, The White Woman on the Green Bicycle (shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2010), Archipelago (winner of the OCM Bocas Award for Caribbean Literature 2013), House of Ashes (shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2014), The Tryst and With the Kisses of His Mouth. Monique Roffey is a Senior Lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University and a tutor for the National Writers Centre.

Doors open at the Ipswich Institute Reading Room & Library 15 Tavern Street IP1 3AA at 7pm with the event starting at 7.30. Tickets, £5 for Suffolk Book League members or £10 for non-members, can be obtained here https://www.suffolkbookleague.org/events-1/monique-roffey-2

Photo Credit: Marcus Bastel

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