The Goldsmiths Writers' Centre in association with the New Statesman presents M. John Harrison, winner of The Goldsmiths Prize 2020
M. John Harrison will be reading from his winning novel, The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again, and be in conversation with Erica Wagner, Lecturer in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths.
'On the banks of the Thames, fifty-something Shaw gets involved with a crazy website about evolutionary biology.
His girlfriend, Victoria, drifts westwards to a town on the Severn, where the inhabitants are sinking into ponds, reading The Water Babies, and changing for ever. The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again is a brilliant realist fantasy about love in middle-age and the dissolution of the post-war settlement.
In a series of startling knights’ moves across our inner and outer landscapes, M. John Harrison quietly overturns all grounds for supposing we know who we are and where we have come from.' - Will Eaves
M. John Harrison is the author of, amongst others, the Viriconium stories, The Centauri Device, Climbers, The Course of the Heart, Signs of Life, Light and Nova Swing. He has won the Boardman Tasker Award (Climbers), the James Tiptree Jr Award (Light) and the Arthur C. Clarke Award (Nova Swing). He lives in Shropshire.
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