Durham Book Festival is thrilled to present two of the most exciting voices in contemporary fiction.
Milk Teeth is the new novel from Jessica Andrews, the award-winning author of Saltwater. A girl grows up in the north east of England amid precarity and a toxic culture of bodily shame, certain that she must make herself ever smaller to be loved. In vivid and lyrical prose, Milk Teeth examines what it means to allow ourselves to live.
Natasha Brown’s debut novel Assembly has been shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize, the Orwell Prize for Fiction, the Betty Trask Prize Award, and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize. Assembly is the unconventional story of one woman on her way to a garden party. Described as ‘a modern Mrs. Dalloway,’ it’s a novel that questions the function of narratives and the limits of language.
Chaired by Dr Naomi Booth, Durham University. Naomi Booth is a novelist and short story writer whose latest collection is Animals at Night.