Leone Ross: All the Flavours of Love
- Mon 30 Aug 13:00 - 14:00
- Baillie Gifford Theatre (in West Court)
Pay what you can to watch online. Available live, then on-demand after the event.
Attend in person
On the imagined Caribbean archipelago of Popisho, slavery has never existed and the only attempt at colonisation has been successfully resisted by the inhabitants. That’s the fantastical setting for Leone Ross’s immersive and rambunctious novel This One Sky Day. A man and a woman, once in love, are walking across the islands towards each other. Xavier Pere is the illegitimate son of a god. Anise David is recovering from the loss of her third stillborn child, and investigating a rumour that her husband has made his mistress pregnant. These are the protagonists of a story that questions the nature of love, and how to find it again. Leone Ross is a novelist, short story writer, editor and journalist: she joins us to discuss this, her third novel – one that will linger long in the memory. Chaired by tv and radio presenter Gemma Cairney.
This is a live event, with an author Q&A. If buying a ticket to watch the event in-person, the author will be on stage, in the venue.