aidan cottrell boyce

Q & A with debut novelist Aidan Cottrell-Boyce

1:00pm - 2:00pm / Sunday 8th October 2023 / Venue: Victoria Gallery & Museum
Type: Lecture / Category: Public / Series: Liverpool Literary Festival 2023
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Join Liverpool-born Aidan Cottrell-Boyce who will be talking about his debut novel The End of Nightwork with Danny O’Connor, Colm Toíbín Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University’s Department of English. In Aidan’s book, the narrator, Pol, suffers from a rare hormonal condition that that ages him erratically: when he was thirteen, his body aged ten years overnight, and now in his early thirties, he still has the outward appearance of a twenty-three-year-old. This is an inventive and moving debut novel about a fateful illness, a failing marriage and a 17th-century apocalyptic prophet by an ambitious new British talent and will be a discussion not to be missed.

Aidan completed his PhD at the Divinity Faculty of the university of Cambridge in 2018. During his Doctoral studies he ran as a Green Party candidate in the 2015 General Election. He currently works as a research fellow in Theology and Environmental Justice at the Heythrop Institute in London. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, the White Review and Granta magazine.

Blackwell's bookshop will be facilitating a book signing after this event in the Waterhouse Café.

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