Dark Societies returns once again on Wednesday 11th February at 6.30pm at Waterstones Piccadilly.
We are honoured and excited to announce another fantastic line-up as we continue to explore the dark depths of fiction. How is apocalyptic and dystopian literature changing and why do we always go back for more?
Our guides for this journey will be Nick Harkaway (The Gone-Away World, Angelmaker& Tigerman), Anna Smaill (The Chimes) and Helena Coggan (The Catalyst).
Tickets £5/£3 PABC members and Waterstones Cardholders available in store, via 02078512400 or email Piccadilly@waterstones.com
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203-205 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD
Nick Harkaway won the Oxfam Emerging Writers Prize at the Hay Festival in 2012. He was also awarded The Kitschies “Red Tentacle” (for the year’s most intelligent, interesting and progressive novel with speculative elements). In addition to Tigerman, he is the author of Angelmaker and The Gone-Away World, and a non-fiction book about technology and human social and political agency called The Blind Giant. Before he began writing novels he was a notably unsuccessful screenwriter and a truly hopeless martial artist. He likes red wine, deckled edges and most of Italy, and lives in London with his wife and two children.
You can follow Nick Harkaway on Twitter here.
Anna Smaill was born in Auckland in 1979. She completed her PhD at University College London and is the author of one book of poetry (The Violinist in Spring, VUP 2005). Her poetry has been published and anthologised in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She spent the last ten years working and studying in Tokyo and London, and now lives in Wellington, New Zealand with her husband, novelist Carl Shuker, and their daughter. The Chimes is her debut novel.
You can follow Anna Smaill on Twitter here.
Helena Coggan wrote the first draft of The Catalyst when she was thirteen. Her ambitions up to this point had been somewhat linear- she had wanted to write stories since she was six, and before that, she wanted to live in one. She lives with her family in London and divides her time between writing and procrastinating, which her parents insist on calling ‘school’. This is her first novel.