Megan Hunter, whose stunning debut novel The End We Start From will be published by Picador next month, will be joining some of the most exciting new voices in fiction for an event at Waterstones Piccadilly on Wednesday 31st May.
The event, chaired by journalist Suzi Feay, will also feature Jaroslav Kalfar author of Spaceman of Bohemia, Carolina Sanin author of The Children and Simon Wroe author of Here Comes Trouble.
Tickets cost £8 (£6 with a Waterstones card) and include a glass of wine and £3 off the purchase of any book.
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The End We Start From by Megan Hunter is published by Picador on 18th May 2017.
'The mainland is on fire, they say in so many words. After the flood, the fire. I am losing the story. I am forgetting.'
In the midst of a mysterious environmental crisis, and as London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z.
A moving account of the first months of motherhood, but in a terrifying setting: a familiar world made unstable.
Watch Megan reading from The End We Start From.
‘Strange and powerful, and very apt for these uncertain times. I was moved, terrified, uplifted – sometimes all three at once.’
‘I can’t remember ever having read a novel quite as sparing or as daring as Megan Hunter’s The End We Start From, or one that delivers so mighty an impact from such delicate materials.’
‘Extraordinary. Megan Hunter's prose is exquisite, her depiction of a world descending into chaos is frighteningly real, and yet, it was her portrayal of motherhood - that tender-terrifying experience of bringing a child into a world - that has remained with me. What an incredible, original exploration of all that beauty, boredom and bewilderment. I read it in one sitting, and was deeply moved.’
‘A beautifully spare, haunting meditation on the persistence of life after catastrophe. I loved it.’
EMILY ST JOHN MANDEL
‘'Beautiful . . . Water isn't the thing here, love is. And how we survive as the level of love rises.'