BLF Monthly Online Event: Elizabeth Day

Bestselling novelist, journalist, broadcaster and podcast host Elizabeth Day presents her new novel, Magpie

Chaired by Sathnam Sanghera

Two of our favourite speakers from the last festival we were able to host in person, in October 2019, return to discuss Elizabeth Day’s latest novel Magpie, published on 2 September 2021.

Join us on Wednesday 29th September at 7pm for our virtual event where Elizabeth will be talking to fellow writer and journalist Sathnam Sanghera.

Described as ‘an absorbing exploration of infertility and mental illness combined with the pace and plot of a heart-racing thriller’, Magpie is a tense, twisting, brilliantly written novel about mothers and children, envy and possession, and the dangers of getting everything you’ve ever dreamed of.

Elizabeth will be talking to Sathnam about Magpie and other books, and you’ll be able to put your questions to her via the Q&A function.

About the speakers:

Elizabeth Day is the author of four novels and Sunday Times bestselling memoir, How to Fail. Her acclaimed debut Scissors, Paper, Stone won a Betty Trask Award and Home Fires was an Observer book of the year. Her third, Paradise City, was named one of the best novels of 2015 in the Evening Standard, and The Party was an Amazon bestseller and a Richard & Judy bookclub pick. She is also an award-winning journalist and has written extensively for The Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Observer, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. She is currently a columnist for the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine, presenter on BBC Radio 4 Open Book and host of the iTunes chart-topping podcast, How To Fail With Elizabeth Day.

Sathnam Sanghera is a journalist and novelist whose first book was his memoir of growing up in Wolverhampton as the son of Punjabi immigrants, The Boy With The Topknot, which was later adapted for TV for BBC 1. His most recent publication is Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain, which is a Sunday Times bestseller.

About this event:

Event information: This event will be available to watch live at 7pm on Wednesday 29 September 2021. Ticket holders will then be sent a link to the recording of the event which they can watch for 7 days after the event has taken place.

Event Duration: This event will last for 60 minutes

Access: This event will be hosted in Zoom webinar and you will be sent links to watch it via Zoom automatically after purchasing a ticket. You do not need a Zoom account to watch this event.

Captioning: This event will be captioned using the Zoom “Live Captioning” facility, which you can switch off if you prefer

Get involved: The authors will take questions via the Q&A function within Zoom and questions from the audience will be answered at the end of the event

This event is run by Birmingham Literature Festival, a project of Writing West Midlands. Writing West Midlands is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

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29 Sep 2021