Aminatta Forna & Lisa Halliday

Sun 19 Aug 10:15 - 11:15

The Spiegeltent

£12.00, £10.00

Aminatta Forna & Lisa Halliday

Chance Encounters

In Aminatta Forna’s Happiness two strangers collide on Waterloo Bridge; Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist and Jean, an American studying urban foxes. In Lisa Halliday’s Asymmetry, Alice, a New York editor, begins an affair with a much older writer, while Amar, an Iraqi-American, is detained at Heathrow airport. Two novels about young and old, the personal, the political and the many faces of migration. Chaired by Lennie Goodings. 

Vote for Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday in the First Book Award.