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Launch: This Way to Departures by Linda Mannheim: in conversation with Stuart Evers
3rd October 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pleasure join us for the launch of THIS WAY TO DEPARTURES, a new collection of stories by Linda Mannheim. We are delighted to announce that Linda will be in conversation with Stuart Evers on the night.
What happens when we leave the places we’re from? What do we lose, and who do we become, and what parts of our pasts are unshakeable?
Linda Mannheim’s second short story collection focuses on people who have relocated – both voluntarily and involuntarily.
Opening with Miami-set political thriller, ‘Noir’, this exquisitely rendered set of stories will leave you reeling.
THIS WAY TO DEPARTURES is a deeply affecting portrait of American society and the constant search for a place to call ‘home’.
“Wherever she goes, and however grim things get, Linda Mannheim retains her compassion and irrepressible curiosity about what makes people do the things they do, and the ways we damage and heal each other.”
– Chris Power, author of Mothers
LINDA MANNHEIM is the author of three books of fiction: Risk, Above Sugar Hill, and This Way to Departures. Her short stories have appeared in magazines in the US, UK, South Africa, and Canada. She recently launched Barbed Wire Fever, a project that explores what it means to be a refugee through writing and literature. Originally from New York, Linda divides her time between London and Berlin.
STUART EVERS is a British novelist, short story writer and critic. In late 2017, Evers was announced as the joint winner of the 2018 Eccles British Library Writer’s Award – one of Europe’s richest prizes for a work in progress.