with Julia Blackburn and William Atkins

Yew Tree Farm, Sweffling

17/9/2022 11:30 - 12:15


No person is an island but sometimes they are exiled to one: Exiles, William Atkins' astute study of the forced removal of political undesirables tracks three radical and remarkable lives. Meanwhile, the lasting effects of displacement are tracked across the Karoo Region of South Africa in Julia Blackburn's exploration of the lands, lives, language and losses of the /Xam.

About Julia Blackburn
Julia Blackburn has written ten books of non-fiction, the most recent of which, Time Song, was shortlisted for the 2019 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize. Her family memoir The Three of Us won the 2009 J.R. Ackerley Award, and her two novels, The Book of Colour and The Leper’s Companions, were both shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She lives in Suffolk and Italy.

About William Atkins
William Atkins is the author of The Immeasurable World, which won the Stanford Dolman travel writing award, and Exiles: Three Island Journeys. He lives in Suffolk.

Images of Julia Blackburn by Herman Makkink and William Atkins by Urszula Soltys