9-18 October 2020

Dialogue Proof Party: Kit Fan and Buki Papillon

Event Details

  • 18th October, 3pm - 3.45pm
  • Durham Book Festival Online
  • Tickets: £5 (includes a copy of both proofs)

Event Details

  • 18th October, 3pm - 3.45pm
  • Durham Book Festival Online
  • Tickets: £5 (includes a copy of both proofs)

Join us for an exclusive preview event with two of next year’s most exciting releases from Dialogue Books. 

Diamond Hill is the debut novel from Hong-Kong born, award-winning poet Kit Fan. Set in the last shanty town of Hong Kong before the fraught 1997 handover from Britain to China, it follows the return of a recovering heroin addict, Buddha, as he tries to salvage what’s left from a place he hoped to forget. Diamond Hill is a hard-hitting and exhilarating debut, a requiem for a disappearing city, and a meditation on powerlessness, religion, colonialism and displacement.

Buki Papillon’s debut novel An Ordinary Wonder is the powerful coming of age story of an intersex twin, Oto, who is forced to live as a boy despite their heartfelt belief that they are a girl. Oto’s wealthy and powerful family is ashamed of their identity and treats Oto cruelly to ensure silence. Richly imagined with African mythology, art and folk tales, this moving and modern book follows Oto through life at home and at boarding school in Nigeria, and their ultimate dream of emigrating to a new life in the United States. It is a novel that explores complex desires as well as challenges of family, identity, gender and culture. 

Chaired by Yvonne Battle-Felton, author of Remembered. 

This event is free for Durham Book Festival Super Reader and Keen Reader Members.

This event has limited places. Please book soon to avoid missing out. 

Buy Remembered here.

Event Details

  • 18th October, 3pm - 3.45pm
  • Durham Book Festival Online
  • Tickets: £5 (includes a copy of both proofs)

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