Jane Harris: Saturday 11 November 11.00am-12 noon, Orkney Library & Archive
Jane Harris will read from her latest book, Sugar Money, out last month and already attracting lavish praise in reviews. She will answer questions from Orkney Library’s reading Groups who have also read her previous two novels. They will no doubt request the presence not only of Lucien, the thoroughly engaging narrator of Sugar Money, but also the delightful Bessy from The Observations and perhaps even Harriet Baxter, the spiky doubtful heroine of Gillespie and I. Though her work explores dark and troubling themes, and the worst that human beings can do to one another, there is warmth and compassion at the heart of it.
This event is also open to the general public.
JANE HARRIS’s best-selling debut, The Observations, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and chosen by Richard and Judy as one of 100 Books of the Decade. Her novel, Gillespie & I, was shortlisted for the National Book Awards. Jane’s work is published in 20 territories. Sugar Money is her third novel.