Ian McGuire, author of the celebrated novel, The North Water, visits Middlesex to answer questions from BA English students.
The Language and Communication research cluster invites you to the conversation.
When? Tuesday 27 February 2018, 17.00 – 18.30
Where? Room C110 (College), Middlesex University, Hendon campus
The North Water is causing a literary sensation: it’s currently one of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016, and was longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. You can read more about the novel here:
A visceral and emotional piece of literary art, The North Water has been described by Andrew Haigh, the director of the forthcoming BBC adaptation of the novel, as “a darkly brilliant piece of work, propelled by a vision of the world that is both beautiful and brutal. It feels bracingly modern and is piercingly perceptive about the nature of what drives us all”.
This event offers the opportunity to hear McGuire respond to a number of searching questions about creative writing method and literary composition – all from Middlesex students.
Time will also be allotted for questions from the audience.
We were really excited to welcome at Middlesex the twelve enthusiastic and motivated Haringey Sixth Form College students, with their inspirational teacher, Angie Smith.
Four of our BA English students will work with the Haringey students to edit a literary magazine, ‘Haringey Unchained’: a platform for high-quality original creative work in various forms: prose, poetry, illustration and photography.
In addition to the magazine, a larger collection of submissions can be found online at https://haringeyunchained.wordpress.com/.
So, if you are into writing, illustration, photography and would like your work to be considered for the ‘Haringey Unchained’ magazine and blog and reach a wide audience, please contact our four Middlesex students coordinating the project for more information:
- Yvonne Alexander-Taylor (YA351@live.mdx.ac.uk)
- Majeda Reema Begum (MB1885@live.mdx.ac.uk)
- Teodora Matković (TM845@live.mdx.ac.uk)
- Sarah Haque (SH1841@live.mdx.ac.uk)
Our first Middlesex – Haringey group photo