Claire Adam and Lavinia Greenlaw talk about their new novels
Claire Adam was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She was educated in the US, did an MA in creative writing at Goldsmiths and now lives in London with her husband and two children. Golden Child, published last month to wide acclaim, is her first novel: ‘a sensitive depiction of family life with the page-flicking urgency of a thriller’ (Guardian), ‘intelligently and subtly written, Adams’s novel tackles themes which will have global appeal, breaking the hearts of parents the world over.’ (Scotsman).
Lavinia Greenlaw was born in London. She has published five collections of poetry with Faber & Faber including Minsk (2003), which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot, Forward and Whitbread Poetry Prizes, and The Casual Perfect (2011). A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde (2014) was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. Her novels include In the City of Love’s Sleep (2018) and her non-fiction includes The Importance of Music to Girls and Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland. Her new collection of poems, The Built Moment, was published last week.
Goldsmiths Writers' Centre
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