Liverpool Literary Festival presents… Northern Voices: In conversation with Emma Jane Unsworth

Liverpool Literary Festival presents… Northern Voices: In conversation with Emma Jane Unsworth

Tuesday 24 March, 5.30pm-6.30pm
502 Teaching Hub, University of Liverpool

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This latest work is a deliciously candid and gloriously heartfelt story about a thirty-something woman whose life is falling apart, an ode to the power of female friendship and family, and learning how to fall back in love with life.

Emma will be joined in conversation with her university classmate Helen Walsh, award winning novelist and film director, along with Dr Daniel O’Connor from the Department of English.

Emma will also be signing books after the event and copies of Adults will be on sale during the evening. A free drinks reception will also be held after the event. 

Biography

Emma’s critically-acclaimed novel, Animals, won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize in 2015 and has been adapted into a film for which Unsworth wrote the screenplay, achieving the award for Best Debut Screenwriter at the British Independent Film Awards 2019. Her new novel, Adults, is a deliciously candid and gloriously heartfelt story about friendship and family, and learning how to fall back in love with life. Published in February 2020, Adults has reached number six in the Sunday Times Bestseller list.

Helen, studied alongside Emma at University and her novels include Brass, which won a Betty Trask Award, and Once Upon a Time in England, which won a Somerset Maugham Award.

The Northern Voices Lecture Series brings together academics and writers to offer new and alternative visions of life and culture in the North of England. For information about upcoming talks, email Alex Broadhead at A.Broadhead@liverpool.ac.uk

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