Time: 16:00 - 17:00
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Literary fiction – on the edge
Presented by Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
Cutting-edge literary fiction has been set alight this year with some extraordinary debut novels published by exciting young authors. Join two trailblazers whose uncompromising work has entranced readers, reviewers and prize judges. Delve into their roads to publication, the influences which shaped their books, and their exploration of childhood memory in creating powerful, groundbreaking fiction. Avni Doshi is a Dubai-based Indian American author whose debut novel Burnt Sugar was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. Derek Owusu is a British author of Ghanaian descent whose debut novel That Reminds Me won the Desmond Elliot Prize. The session will be moderated by Ahlam Bolooki, festival director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.
LOCAL HOST: Ahlam Booloki