Katie Kitamura: Familiarity and Contempt

Regarded as a master of cool disquiet, a novelist of enchanting imagination and minimalist prose, Katie Kitamura has grown into one of America’s most respected authors. She’s also a favourite with other writers: her new novel Intimacies isn’t published until August, but it has already enjoyed a cornucopia of praise. For Dana Spiotta it’s ‘haunting, precise and morally astute’, while for Tamima Ahnam ‘this novel leaves you feeling deeply unsettled in the best possible way.’ Intimacies sees an interpreter escape New York for a job at The Hague’s International Court, where she’s drawn into simmering personal dramas and explosive political controversies while interpreting for a former president accused of war crimes. She is soon pushed to the precipice, where betrayal and heartbreak threaten to overwhelm... Join us today to hear Kitamura discuss her hotly anticipated new book.

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