Two brief updates that I’m really chuffed to share with you.
I’m really honoured that I’ll be a special guest of the British Science Fiction Association at their AGM and mini-convention on 17th June at Imperial College, London. Author Stephanie Saulter will be the special guest of the Science Fiction Foundation. The day’s mini-convention events – interviews and a panel discussion – are open to all. Tempted to come along? Here’s the latest information.
The Ada Lovelace Conversation #3 — Irenosen Okojie
As the Arthur C. Clarke Award’s ‘interviewer in residence’ — what a great title! — I took the opportunity to chat with author Irenosen Okojie about her wonderful short story collection, Speak Gigantular. We discuss our varying approaches to fiction writing and where we find playfulness in the process.
This exchange proved to be a brilliant learning experience. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did! Read the Ada Lovelace Conversation #3 with Irenosen Okojie here.
And, I’d like to thank the Science Fiction Book Club in London for inviting me along to their fantastic new members’ event. I gave a reading from Dreams Before the Start of Time, and listened to great readings by Catherine Webb, Dave Hutchinson and Nick Wood. Lots of books were raffled off, raising funds for The Literacy Trust.