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Literary Night: Monsters, An Evening of Readings, 1 May, 7pm

When: Wednesday 01 May 2013 19:00
Where: Working Men’s College Library, 44 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TR

Monsters: an evening of readings

FREE and open to the public. Book a seat at 

Come and meet the authors, hear them read, buy their books

There will be a cash bar available on the night.

We have an exciting lineup for our next College literary night.

Amanda Craig is the author of six novels, Foreign Bodies (1990), A Private Place (1991) A Vicious Circle (1996), In a Dark Wood (2000) and Love In Idleness (2003). Her novels and short stories carry characters on from one book to the next, and her last novel, Hearts and Minds (2009) is a sequel to both A Vicious Circle and Love in Idleness. She lives in London, is a reviewer and broadcaster, and is also the children's book critic for the Times. She will be reading from A Private Place, her novel about school bullying, recently reissued by Abacus, and Hearts and Minds about London’s migrant workers.

Suzi Feay is a critic, writer and broadcaster. She was literary editor of the Independent on Sunday for 11 years and currently lectures in journalism at Brunel. She has judged many literary prizes, including the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and the National Poetry competition. She will be reading from The Holy Innocents, a cycle of 12 poems about the life of Gilles de Rais, vastly wealthy marshall of France, companion in arms of Joan of Arc, warrior, devout Catholic, necromancer and serial killer, eventually executed for his crimes in Nantes.

Emran Mian is a civil servant working in the Cabinet Office. He is a frequent contributor to Prospect magazine and the author of an acclaimed non-fiction book about the lives of autistic adults, Send In The Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism. He will be reading from his debut novel, The Banker’s Daughter, a tense thriller, set in Lahore, Beirut and London, that charts the rise and fall of a banker and explores the moral ambiguities of our money-dominated world.

Lloyd Shepherd is a former journalist and digital producer who has worked for the Guardian, Channel 4, the BBC and Yahoo. He will be reading from his first novel, The English Monster, based on the real-life story of the gruesome Ratcliffe Highway murders that takes in piracy, early colonialism and the slave trade, spanning different continents and centuries.

Meike Ziervogel is a writer and publisher living in north London. She grew up in northern Germany and came to London in 1986 to study Arabic language and literature. She has worked for Reuters, Agence France Presse, Financial Times and Routledge. In 2008 she founded Peirene Press, an award-winning independent publishing house. She will be reading from Magda, her debut novel based on the life of Magda Goebbels, published by Salt in March 2013.

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