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Yara Rodrigues Fowler in Edinburgh

Thursday 26th May

  • Venue The Bookshop, 2 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5JH
  • Doors open 7.40pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Yara Rodrigues Fowler joins us in the bookshop to celebrate her second book, there are more things. Following the success of her first novel, Stubborn Archivist, which was longlisted for both the Desmond Eliot and Dylan Thomas Prizes, there are more things has already received the Society of Authors’ John C Lawrence Award.

This is a novel about two women – Melissa and Catarina.

Born to a well-known political family in Olinda, Brazil, Catarina grows up in the shadow of her dead aunt, Laura. Melissa, a South London native, is brought up by her mum and a crew of rebellious grandmothers. In January 2016, Melissa and Catarina meet for the first time, and, as political turmoil unfolds across Brazil and the UK, their friendship takes flight. Their story takes us across continents and generations – from the election of Lula to the London riots to the darkest years of Brazil’s military dictatorship.

there are more things builds on the unique voice of Yara’s debut to create a sweeping novel about history, revolution and love. In it we see sisterhood and queerness, and, perhaps, glimpse a better way to live.

We hope you can join us this May to hear more from Yara, one of the most exciting voices in contemporary fiction.