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A Night In with Pola Oloixarac

A Night In with Pola Oloixarac

Join the Latin American star of world literature, Pola Oloixarac, to celebrate her brilliant and provocative UK debut.

The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of Mona deliverable to any UK or international address. 

The event will initially be broadcast on 4th February at 6.30pm UK time. It will be available to view up to a week 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 one week.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Mona is a Peruvian writer based on a Californian campus, open-eyed and sardonic, a connoisseur of marijuana and prescription pills. In the humanities she has discovered she is something of an anthropological curiosity - a female writer of colour treasured for the flourish of rarefied diversity that reflects so well upon her department.

When she is nominated for 'the most important literary award in Europe', Mona sees a chance to escape her sunlit substance abuse and erotic distraction, and leaves for a small village in Sweden. Now she is stuck in the company of her competitors, who arrive from Japan, France, Armenia, Iran and Colombia. The writers do what writers do: exchange flattery, nurse envy and private resentments, stab rivals in the back and go to bed together.

But all the while, Mona keeps stumbling across traces of violence on her body, the origins of which she can't - or won't - remember.

In conversation for this virtual event, Pola will share the inspiration behind her arresting novel, which has been described as ‘at once a satirical comedy, a harrowing psychological portrait of a woman's dissociation, and a philosophical indictment of the hubris of now’.

 'A wicked satire of the literary elite and an exploration of art and violence' New Yorker

 'One of Argentina's most exciting novelists' Esquire

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