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From Brixton to Jamaica with the acclaimed novelist Alex Wheatle – in conversation with Eve Makis

Acclaimed Novelist Alex Wheatle
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Eve Makis will be interviewing Alex Wheatle about his recently published YA fiction book, The Cane Warriors.

A prolific writer, Alex has had success in many forms including lyrics, poetry, short stories, plays and novel writing for adults and children. His work has been influenced by Brixton, where he grew up, his Jamaican heritage, and his experiences of living in the Shirley Oaks Children’s Home.

  • From: Thursday 10 December 2020, 6.30 pm
  • To: Thursday 10 December 2020, 7.30 pm
  • Location: Online event, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 9 December 2020, 12.00 pm
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Eve Makis will be interviewing Alex Wheatle about his recently published YA fiction book, The Cane Warriors.

A prolific writer, Alex has had success in many forms including lyrics, poetry, short stories, plays and novel writing for adults and children. His work has been influenced by Brixton, where he grew up, his Jamaican heritage, and his experiences of living in the Shirley Oaks Children’s Home. He developed a hearty reading habit during his time in prison after the Brixton riots and has never looked back. Alex’s latest Young Adult novel, The Cane Warriors, published to critical acclaim in October, is based on the true story of a slave uprising on a sugar cane plantation in Jamaica in the 1700s. In 2008, Alex was awarded an MBE for services to literature and later won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for his book, Crongton Knights.

Please forward any questions for the author to Eve Makis on eve.makis@ntu.ac.uk.

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Online event
Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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