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The Goldsmiths Prize 2018: Shortlist Readings

  • Wednesday, 31. October 2018
  • Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre

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The Goldsmiths Writers' Centre in association with the New Statesman presents the Goldsmiths Prize 2018 Shortlist Readings

The six writers shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize reading from and discussing their novels

Erica Wagner will introduce readings from Rachel Cusk, Will Eaves, Guy Gunaratne, Gabriel Josipovici, Olivia Laing and Robin Robertson.

‘The shortlist for this year’s Goldsmiths Prize, now in its sixth year, offers a tasting menu of all that is fresh and inventive in contemporary British and Irish fiction. There’s poetic language here, not all of it in the verse novel we’ve selected, Robin Robertson’s The Long Take. There’s the language of the streets, fighting to be heard, in Guy Gunaratne’s In Our Mad and Furious City and the language of an overmediated world in Olivia Laing’s Twitter-fed Crudo. There’s a harsh view of the past in Will Eaves’ Murmur, restaging the travails of a brilliant gay mathematician modelled on Alan Turing, and a cool survey of the unbalanced present in Rachel Cusk’s hypnotic Kudos, while the deceptively quiet unspooling of Gabriel Josipovici’s The Cemetery in Barnes shows the powerful effects that can be achieved without ever raising your voice.’ (Professor Adam Mars-Jones, Chair of Judges)

For full details of the shortlisted novels, visit: https://www.gold.ac.uk/goldsmiths-prize/

DOORS OPEN 18:45