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Tickets still available – Debut Authors: Jodie Matthews and Ian Russell-Hsieh in Conversation

July 20 @ 13:30 - 15:00

Our next talk in the Reading Room at The Morrab Library will be a conversation between two debut novelists: Cornish author Jodie Matthews and Cornwall-based author Ian Russell-Hsieh. Their books are two very different explorations of grief, love and heritage and this conversation will be taking place on Saturday 20th July at 1.30pm.

Both of the books are available to borrow from the Library. Please email us if you would like to reserve either of the books.

“Meet Me At The Surface” by Jodie Matthews
Merryn grew up on the wilds of Bodmin moor, raised by her mother and her aunt in an old farmhouse. Here, the locals never leave the village, fear for the future of their farms and cling desperately to the folkloric tales that are woven into their history. Except Merryn, who has escaped to Manchester for university. When Merryn returns home for the memorial service of her ex-girlfriend Claud, she finds her childhood home stranger and more secretive than ever. MEET ME AT THE SURFACE weaves myth with queer folk horror in an unforgettable mystery that introduces an exciting new voice in fiction.

“I’m New Here” by Ian Russell-Hsieh
Fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend, Taiwanese-British photographer Sean flies to Taipei to seek oblivion. Lost in the neon heat of his parents’ homeland, though, all he finds is alienation. Then, a chance encounter with a mysterious older man draws him into a friendship where the terms of engagement are quickly, ominously blurred. I’M NEW HERE is a thrilling, hallucinatory debut and masterclass in unreliable narration.

Tickets are still available. Please email enquiries@morrablibrary.org.uk or call 01736 364474 for a ticket.  Entry to this event is free but donations are welcomed to help support The Morrab Library (suggested £5). Refreshments will be provided after the talk.


July 20
13:30 - 15:00
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