THIS WILL BE THE LAST NOVEL LONDON READING SESSION. IT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE GRANDEUR OF THE ST. PANCRAS CLOCK TOWER.
PLEASE COME & JOIN US TO RAISE A GLASS TO NOVEL LONDON. THERE WILL BE READINGS, NETWORKING AND Q&A SESSION.
After 3 years and over 75 chapter readings later, it is time to bid farewell to the monthly Novel London readings and to look to the future at St. Pancras Clock Tower.
1. SAFEENA CHAUDHRY is the organiser of Novel London. She will be reading the final chapter of her novel, Companions of Clay. After the networking break, she will be in conversation with Rohan Quine and Dan Holloway about the past, present and future of Novel London.
2. ROHAN QUINE is an author of literary fiction with a touch of magical realism and a dusting of horror, celebrating the beauty, darkness and mirth of this predicament called life, where we seem to have been dropped without sufficient consultation ahead of time.
Before writing, he spent a decade in New York, where he ran around excitably, saying a few well-chosen words in various feature films such as "Zoolander" and TV shows such as "Oz" (see www.rohanquine.com/those-new-york-nineties/film-tv).
His novel "The Imagination Thief" is published in paperback, and as an ebook including links to film/audio/photographic content: see www.rohanquine.com/press-media/the-imagination-thief-reviews-media for some nice reviews in "The Guardian", "Bookmuse", "indieBerlin" and elsewhere.
Four novellas -- "The Platinum Raven", "The Host in the Attic", "Apricot Eyes" and "Hallucination in Hong Kong" -- are published as separate ebooks, and also as a single paperback "The Platinum Raven and other novellas". See www.rohanquine.com/press-media/the-novellas-reviews-media for reviews of these novellas, including by Iris Murdoch, James Purdy, "Lambda Book Report" and "New York Press".
His new novel "The Beasts of Electra Drive" is a prequel to the above five tales, and a good place to start. See www.rohanquine.com/press-media/the-beasts-of-electra-drive-reviews-media for reviews by "Kirkus", "Bookmuse", "Bending the Bookshelf" and others. As well as reading live, he will celebrate our final Novel London event by screening two projections across the width of this Victorian Gothic belfry: (1) a mini-chapter or two from the brand-new Video-Book format of "The Beasts of Electra Drive"; and (2) a Film or two from that novel's sister novel "The Imagination Thief", which itself is a plot-driver of "Beasts". The ebook of "The Imagination Thief" is ground-breaking for Literary Fiction, in containing many such moving-image elements within its free-standing text. Peachiness, it has to be said, is therefore so very likely as to be almost guaranteed.
www.rohanquine.com | facebook.com/RohanQuineTheImaginationThief | @RohanQuine | vimeo.com/rohanquine
Our Compere for the final session is DAN HOLLOWAY who is the Alliance of Independent Authors'; News Editor. He has performed poetry at the Royal Albert Hall and his novel The Company of Fellows was voted Best Oxford Novel by Blackwells readers. He is a regular public speaker on subjects from the future of publishing to mental health. Among other things in 2017 he delivered the Oxford Disability Lecture and spoke on Creative Thinking at the Natural History Museum. Dan is the reigning Creative Thinking World Champion, the reigning European Speed Reading Champion and a former World Intelligence Champion. He won the 2017 Oxford University Humanities Innovation Challenge for the creative card game Mycelium, which is currently being developed as a start up with Oxford University Innovation.
To view previous recordings, please go to: http://bit.ly/1E7yU1k
NB: The readings will be recorded and uploaded to the internet. Please let the camera crew know if you do not wish to be recorded.
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