Join author and academic Gavin McCrea in conversation with Prof Claire Lynch to kick off the first Brunel Writers Talk event of this year. They will discuss the upcoming launch of Gavin’s new memoir, Cells, and how the crafts of fiction and memoir intersect in his writing practice.
Gavin McCrea has published two successful novels to date. His first, Mrs Engels (2015), was shortlisted for both the Desmond Elliot Prize and the Walter Scott Prize, as well as longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, The Sisters Mao (2021), has received great critical acclaim.
Gavin’s memoir is his first non-fiction work which centres around his relationship with his mother. Gavin shares an intimate tale of adulthood, addressing topics of homophobia, mental health and drug addiction that he grew up around in his youth. In the face of his father’s sudden death, a devastating diagnosis of his own and the struggles of being a writer, it is his connection with his mother that provides him solace during this time. However, after years of resentment from her betrayal of his teenage self, Gavin expresses his desire to reconcile before it becomes too late.
Hungry for more? Then register HERE… to join us on 1st December at 6pm to hear from the man himself.