What does it feel like to have your first book published? Join us to hear from exciting new writers across different literary art forms: Mary Jean Chan will read excerpts from her upcoming poetry collection Flèche and Claire Adam will discuss her breakthrough novel, The Golden Child.
Mary Jean Chan
Mary Jean Chan is a poet, editor and academic from Hong Kong who lives in London. She was shortlisted for the 2017 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem and came Second in the 2017 National Poetry Competition. Her debut pamphlet, A Hurry of English, was the 2018 Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice. She is an editor at Oxford Poetry and a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University. Her debut collection, Flèche, will be published by Faber in July. In poems that are dazzling and devastating by turn, Chan explores themes of multilingualism, queerness, post-colonialism and cultural history.
Claire Adam was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She was educated in the US and now lives in London with her husband and two children. The Golden Child is her first novel.