Yrsa Daley-Ward is explosive new literary talent who burst onto the scene with her raw and stark breakthrough poetry collection Bone. Stripping human experience down to the core, she reflected on the heart, the inner self, coming of age, faith, love and loss. Now with her highly anticipated memoir, The Terrible, she explores her childhood, adolescence, sexuality and growing up with the north-west of England with her beautiful, careworn mother Marcia, Linford (the man formerly known as Dad, ‘half-fun, half-frightening’) and her little brother Roo, who sees things written in the stars.
Writing with unflinching honestly about the power and fear of her own sexuality, of pitch grey days of pills and powder and encounters, it is a story of both damage and pain, but also joy. Told with raw intensity, shocking candidness and the poetry of the darkest of fairy tales, The Terrible is a memoir of going under, losing yourself, and finding your voice.
This will be an unmissable evening with a breathtakingly talented young star.