Join us to hear new fictions that range across modes, combining reportage, poetry, screenplays and more, to revitalise our reading experience, with authors Mona Arshi and Juliet Jacques, and translator Thomas Bunstead speaking about Agustín Fernández Mallo.
Sat 16 Oct, 1.30-2.30pm
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Mona Arshi lives in West London. She worked as a human rights lawyer with the NGO Liberty for a decade. Mona Arshi regularly appears on BBC Radio 4. Her poetry has won the Forward Prize and been published in The Sunday Times, The Guardian and The Times of India and most recently appeared on the London Underground.
Thomas Bunstead has translated some of the leading Spanish-language writers working today, including Agustín Fernández Mallo, Enrique Vila-Matas and Juan Villoro, and his own writing has appeared in publications such as >kill author, Paris Review Daily, Ready Steady Book and the TLS. In 2015 he co-edited a Mexico feature for WORDS WITHOUT BORDERS and he is currently an editor at the translation journal IN OTHER WORDS.
Juliet Jacques is a writer and filmmaker based in London. She is the author of Rayner Heppenstall: A Critical Study (Dalkey Archive, 2007) and Trans: A Memoir (Verso, 2015). Her landmark column on gender reassignment appeared in The Guardian, entitled ‘A Transgender Journey’ (2010-12) and she has written for London Review of Books, Granta, Sight & Sound, Frieze, Art Review, New York Times, and many more. Juliet was included on The Independent on Sunday Pink List of influential LGBT people in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.