A Night In with Andrew McMillan
Join award-winning poet and professor, Andrew McMillan, to celebrate the publication of his debut novel, Pity.
The town was once a hub of industry. A place where men toiled underground in darkness, picking and shovelling in the dust and the sleck. It was dangerous and back-breaking work but it meant something. Once, the town provided, it was important, it had purpose. But what is it now?
Set across three generations of a South Yorkshire mining family, Pity is a lament for a lost way of life as well as a celebration of resilience and the possibility for change. Andrew will be joined in conversation with Booker Prize winning author of Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart to explore community, masculinity, and the question of who owns the narrative of a place, and what happens when a national narrative runs counter to local truth.
"A deeply felt and rich enactment of love, loneliness and personal triumph that leaves an indelible mark on modern Queer life. With the poet's precision and capacious resistance to resolution, wherein doubt is transformed into force, McMillan's first foray into fiction is a magical one." Ocean Vuong
The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of Pity (RRP £14.99) deliverable to any UK or international address.
The event will initially be broadcast on 26 February at 6.30pm UK time. It will be available to view up to two weeks after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for two weeks.
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