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Early Medieval Identities in Hild, Spear, and Menewood

A portrait photo of Nicola Griffith facing the camera against a dark background. Credit: Jennifer Durham

Credit: Jennifer Durham

A Conversation with Nicola Griffith

When: Wednesday 05 July, 19.00-20.00
Where: Esther Simpson Building: LG08
This event is free of charge.

Nicola Griffith will discuss the publication of her long-awaited second novel about Hild, Menewood (2023) in conversation with Megan Cavell (Birmingham) and Jenny Neville (Royal Holloway).

Introduced by Elaine Traherne (Stanford University); Q&A hosted by Joshua Davies (King’s College London) & Matt Hussey (Simon Fraser University)

About Nicola Griffith

Nicola Griffith is a dual UK/US citizen, born in Leeds and currently living in Seattle. She is the author of eight novels (including Hild, and Spear) with a ninth, Menewood - a sequel to Hild - forthcoming. In addition to her fiction and nonfiction (the New York Times, Guardian, Nature, New Scientist and others) she is known for her data-driven 2015 work on bias in the literary ecosystem and as the founder and co-host of #CripLit. Her awards include two Washington State Book Awards, the Premio Italia, the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Otherwise/Tiptree awards, and the Lambda Literary Award (6 times). She serves on various advisory and editorial boards (Duke University Press Practices series, the Journal of Historical Fictions, the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction), holds a PhD from Anglia Ruskin University, and is married to novelist and screenwriter Kelley Eskridge. She maintains a website and research blog, (all early seventh-century, all the time) and posts on Twitter and Instagram.

After the event, there will be an opportunity for participants to have their books signed by Nicola. Copies of Nicola’s work will be available for purchase at the event.
This event was organised by the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, with support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the IONA association.