Goldsmiths Writers' Centre presents...Taking the leap: from historical fiction to Big Tech
Speaker: Tahmima Anam
Tahmima Anam’s debut novel, A Golden Age, won the 2008 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book; in 2013 she was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. In that first novel and in the two that followed, The Good Muslim and The Bones of Grace, she delved deeply into the political history of Bangladesh, where she herself was born. But her new book, The Startup Wife, marks a shift: it is a fast-paced tale of 21st century tech. Asha and her husband Cyrus dream up a new social network called WAI that uses machine learning to create personalized rituals, offering a sense of individual meaning without all the bother or severity of religion. Sharp and funny, the book is a real departure, and Tahmima will discuss the risks and rewards challenging her own perceptions of herself as a writer.
Chaired by Erica Wagner
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|17 Nov 2021||5:00pm - 6:00pm|
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