We are delighted to welcome award-winning novelist, Jill Dawson, to our third and final salon in this series. Jill will be helping us to come up with strategies for improving diversity in the literary world.
Jill Dawson is the author of nine novels and winner of an Eric Gregory Award for poetry. Fred and Edie, her third novel, published in 2001, was shortlisted for the Orange and Whitbread prizes and voted ‘one of fifty essential novels by a living author’. The Great Lover, about the poet Rupert Brooke, was a best-seller and Richard and Judy book-club choice. Her seventh novel, Lucky Bunny, won a Fiction Uncovered award. The Tell-Tale Heart was nominated for the Folio Prize. Her latest, about the writer Patricia Highsmith, is The Crime Writer, to be published 2016. In addition Jill is a tutor of creative writing, credited with bringing many new writers to publication through the one to one mentoring scheme she set up, Gold Dust (www.gold-dust.org.uk).
Please join Jill and us this coming Thursday for drinks, snacks and fruitful conversation.
- Salon Three: Genuine Change
- Thursday May 12 th, 6.30pm-9.00pm
- New York University in London, 6 Bedford Square (Gower/Bloomsbury Street side), WC1B 3RA
- Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road. Holborn, Russell Square, Goodge Street and Warren Street are also close by.
- Disabled access and facilities. Please do let us know if you have any access needs.
2 thoughts on “Jill Dawson to Speak at Final Something Rhymed Salon”
Wish I could be there… Sounds like an inspiring evening! I hope you’ll be hosting more in the very near future. All the best, Ali
We wish you could be there too, Ali. Do send us any ideas for ways to accelerate gender parity in the literary world as we’ll publish a list of suggestions. And I’m sure there’ll be future events. Watch this space…