A Novel Approach: Experimenting with Language and Style 18:00 17th Mar / The Bookworm – Beijing

Eimear McBride A Girl is a Half-Formed ThingAnna Smaill The ChimesXu Zechen Running Through Beijing

Eimear McBrideAnna Smaill 2Xu Zechen

Eimear McBride, Anna Smaill, Xu Zechen; moderated by Rosie Blau

For you. You’ll soon. You’ll give her name. In the stitches of her skin she’ll wear your say. Thus begins Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, one of the most daring and innovative novels to come out in recent times. Anna Smaill’s novel, The Chines, is no less ambitious, set in a dystopic London where the written word is gone and a series of daily chimes destroys memory. And Xu Zechen’s Running Through Beijing – his first book translated into English – is like a literary Run Lola Run, following a hustling hero trying to stay ahead of the law – and himself. These three will share the stage in a discussion about language, style, and the novel, moderated by Economist correspondent Rosie Blau, a former judge for the Man Booker Prize.

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The Bookworm 6 pm

Event code: BW17C

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