Admission Price: Free to attend, but places must be booked in advance
'Launch of the ‘Women and Water’ Author Series'
Sophie Mackintosh, winner of the 2016 White Review Short Story prize and the 2016 Virago/Stylist Short Story Competition, will be visiting City to discuss her debut novel The Water Cure. Described as “a gripping, sinister fable” by Margaret Atwood and “an extraordinary, otherworldly debut” by The Guardian, The Water Cure was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2018. It tells the story of three sisters, struggling to survive in a dystopian universe where they are taught to be as afraid of their own bodies as they are of men. Ritualistic, salvific and brutal, the element of water weaves itself throughout the haunting narrative. Sophie will reflect on the relationship between women and water in her writing and her talk will be followed by a Q&A, chaired by Dr Hetta Howes, and a drinks reception. Free and all are welcome!
This event will launch a new series of ‘women and water’ author events at City, so watch this space for the next installment…