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New Zealand author Catherine Chidgey – UK autumn events

October 10, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - October 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

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Multiple award-winning New Zealand author Catherine Chidgey is in the UK in October to discuss her latest novel, Pet, which probes themes of racism, misogyny and the oppressive reaches of Catholicism in 1980’s New Zealand.

Catherine Chidgey in Conversation with Catherine Taylor
When: 6:30pm, 10 October
Where: Daunt Hampstead, London
What: Joining Catherine Chidgey will be former director of English PEN, Catherine Taylor, whose recently published memoir, The Stirrings, is an account of growing up in South Yorkshire in the 1970s and 80s. Chaired by biographer and critic Lucasta Miller, this promises to be a fascinating discussion on girlhood and young womanhood from two stand-out authors.

Cheltenham Literature Festival – The Huddle
When:, 14 October
What: Catherine Chidgey explores the best of New Zealand literature with Ann Morgan.

Cheltenham Literature Festival (with K Patrick and chaired by Sam Baker)
When: 7-8pm, 14 October
What: Sam Baker talks to Catherine Chidgey and Granta Best Young British Novelist K Patrick, whose thrilling new books – Pet and Mrs S, respectively – follow young women falling under the spell of charismatic leaders in the school halls.

Lutyens & Rubinstein – Book Club talk
When: 1pm, 19 October
What: Details tbc.


October 10, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
October 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
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