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28th March, 2014

Runnymede Literary Festival: Reading – Sarah Perry and Anna Whitwham

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28th March, 2014
Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG

Two readings from post-docs of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway.

Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979, and grew up in a deeply religious home. Kept apart from contemporary culture, she spent her childhood immersed in classic literature, spiritual music and the King James Bible. She has a PhD in creative writing from Royal Holloway which she completed under the supervision of Sir Andrew Motion, has been writer-in-residence at Gladstone’s Library, and is the winner of a Shiva Naipaul award for travel writing. She lives in Norwich. She will be reading from her novel, After Me Comes The Flood, which is due out from Serpent’s Tail in June.

Anna Whitwham was born in London in 1981. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, which she completed under the supervision of Sir Andrew Motion. Boxer Handsome, which came out earlier this year, is her first novel. It has been widely reviewed and well-received. The novel describes a world she knows well: her grandfather, John Poppy, was a featherweight boxer at the Crown and Manor Boys Club in Hoxton. He is the inspiration behind the book.

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