28 Sep 2022
Join two talented writers as they discuss their books, which are garnering huge praise.
Longlisted for this year’s Booker Prize and winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize for 2022, Maddie Mortimer’s astonishing debut, Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies is a symphonic journey through one woman’s body. It’s a celebration of desire, forgiveness and the darkness within us all. This is a story about coming-of-age at the end of a life.
Matt Rowland Hill grew up the son of a minister; a childhood fraught with bitter family conflict and the fear of damnation. After a devastating loss of faith, Matt began his search for salvation elsewhere, first with books, then with alcohol, crack and heroin. Original Sins is a funny, yet grave memoir about looking for answers in all the wrong places, how hope arrives in unexpected forms, and how the stories we tell might help us survive.