Fresh Voices. Strong Stances

Talk & Readings

It can often take years for authors to become acclaimed literary figures. And yet sometimes a newcomer’s first book hits the mark perfectly. One of the Observers’ Top 10 debut novelist and author of little scratch, Rebecca Watson and the multi-awarded author of A Respectable Occupation, Julia Kerninon discuss how young women authors can bring a different voice to the literary world. A conversation chaired by writer Lauren Elkin and interspersed with readings by Olivia Ross.

Hybrid event
Onsite: Lauren Elkin, Rebecca Watson, Olivia Ross
Online: Julia Kerninon

women shaping the world

photos: Julia Kerninon © Julien Alcacer, Rebecca Watson © Sophie Davidson & Lauren Elkin © Francesca Mantovani

Related / Latest Publications:
A Respectable Occupation, Julia Kerninon (translated by Ruth Diver, published by Les Fugitives)
little scratch, Rebecca Watson (published by Faber)
Sous la peau, Rebecca Watson (translated into French by Julia Kerninon, published by Grasset)
Flâneuse, Lauren Elkin (published by Chatto & Windus)