Brian Conaghan & Karmele Jaio

Sun 19 Aug 17:00 - 18:00

Writers' Retreat

£8.00, £6.00

Brian Conaghan & Karmele Jaio

Mother and Child

Karmele Jaio’s Nerea, in Her Mother’s Hands, is a 30-something journalist whose life is thrown into disarray when her mother is hospitalised with total amnesia. Brian Conaghan’s Bobby Seed, in The Weight of a Thousand Feathers, is your everyday sulky teenager, except that he has to wipe his mum’s backside, sponge her clean and try to soothe her pain. Two novelists share their stories of switching roles with our parents. Chaired by Daniel Hahn.

Vote for Her Mother's Hands by Karmele Jaio in the First Book Award.

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