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Barnet Libraries Literary Festival

May 21, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Barnet Libraries Literary Festival welcomes:

A morning with authors Louise Hare & Luan Goldie in conversation with writer Patrice Lawrence discussing their most recent books.

There will be a bookseller in attendance and Louise, Luan & Patrice will be on hand to sign books purchased.

Our booksellers would prefer payment for books in cash firstly and debit or credit cards secondly. We are asking this as there are intermittent signal issues within the library for their payment machines and we do not want any disappointed customers if you cannot purchase any books on offer for the literary festival.

The festival is likely to be extremely popular with a high demand for tickets. Please only book a ticket if you are 100% sure you will be able to attend on either the Saturday or Sunday.

This event is a ticket only, no ticket, no entry. You should either print your ticket or display it on your mobile device. All tickets will be checked before entry to the session.

Louise Hare is the author of ‘This Lovely City’, a much lauded debut novel from 2020, which is a gripping book club novel set in 1950s London amongst the Windrush Community. It’s a story of race, love and community which moves between the jazz clubs of Soho and the Windrush community of Brixton. Louise’s second novel ‘Miss Aldridge Regrets’ will be published in April 2022 and takes place aboard the Queen Mary in the 1930s. It’s a murder mystery with shades of Agatha Christie, that continues Louise’s sharp analysis of race and class in the interwar period.

Luan Goldie is a Costa Short Story Award Winner and author of the Women’s Prize for Fiction long listed ‘Nightingale Point’, as well as ‘Homecoming’, her critically acclaimed follow-up which was published last year in paperback. Her new novel ‘These Streets’, will be published in April 2022 and is a powerful novel following a single mother in East London who is just about keeping things together for her and her teenage children, until her landlord asks her to move out so the flat can be sold.

Patrice Lawrence is a writer fuelled by anger to write stories that pick away at social injustice. She has been shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Award and won several prizes for her young adult fiction including the YA Bookseller Prize, the Waterstones Prize for Older Children’s Fiction and the inaugural Jhalak Children and Young People’s Prize. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she worked in the not-for-profit sector for 20 years. She was awarded an MBE for Literature in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.


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Regents Park Road
London, N3 2LN United Kingdom
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