Two Contemporary Novelists – Lucy Atkins and Nuala Casey
6th November 7-9.30pm
York St John University Quad South Hall
Reading and Q & A
Lucy Atkins is an award-winning feature journalist and author, as well as a Sunday Times book critic. She has written for many newspapers, including the Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, and the Telegraph, as well as magazines such as Psychologies, Red, Woman and Home and Grazia. She lives in Oxford.
Lucy will be reading from her latest novel The Missing One
‘A moving and suspenseful tale of the secrets a family keeps,’ Rachel Hore, bestselling author of The Silent Tide
‘A page-turning… I read it in three sittings..a compelling emotional mystery’ Lucy Clarke, author of Richard and Judy bestseller The Sea Sisters
Nuala Casey was born in Stockton on Tees in 1979, the youngest of five children. After graduating from Durham University in 2001, Nuala moved to London to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter. However, her experiences living in Soho where she chronicled the comings and goings of the people around her, took her life in a different direction.
She went on to work as a copywriter and was awarded an MA in Creative Writing. Her debut novel Soho, 4am was published by Quercus in 2013 and was described by the Huffington Post as “the London Novel revived.” Urban living and the voices of the city continue to provide inspiration for her writing. She is currently working on her third novel, a psychological thriller set in York and Brighton as well as a collection of short stories entitled ‘Apocalypse Soho’. Nuala’s latest novel, Summer Lies Bleeding, is out now (Quercus, 2014.)
‘Casey is the latest and no less valid a chronicler than Colin MacInnes, Jake Arnott or Zadie Smith.’
Jason Holmes, The Huffington Post