Creative Conversations: Yara Rodrigues Fowler

Creative Conversations: Yara Rodrigues Fowler

College of Arts Creative Conversations
Date: Monday 10 October 2022
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: University Memorial Chapel
Category: Public lectures
Speaker: Yara Rodrigues Fowler
Website: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-conversations-yara-rodrigues-fowler-tickets-403688712807?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

YARA RODRIGUES FOWLER grew up in South London.

Her first novel, Stubborn Archivist, was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2020 and the Desmond Elliot Prize 2019. Yara was named one of The Observer’s ‘hottest-tipped’ debut novelists of 2019 and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2019.

Yara’s second novel, there are more things, was published in April 2022 and recently nominated for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2022. As a work in progress, there are more things received the John C Lawrence Award from the Society of Authors and was shortlisted for the Eccles Centre and Hay Festival Writer’s Award 2019. Yara is also a part time climate justice organiser.

Creative Conversations is funded by the Ferguson Bequest. Professor Thomas Ferguson (1900-1977), Henry Mechan Chair of Public Health (1944-64), bequeathed his estate to the University, with the instruction that the money should be used to foster the social side of University life.

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