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Granite Noir: Literature at Lunchtime with Sarah Armstrong

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Granite Noir: Literature at Lunchtime with Sarah Armstrong

The threats people hold over us are most often imagined. We even create them for ourselves. In Sarah Armstrong’s latest thriller The Starlings of Bucharest, Ted wants to get away from the working-class community he was born into. Hoping to train as a journalist, he moves to London and slides into debt. Things look up when he is given the opportunity to go to Romania to interview an art film director and then attend a Moscow film festival. But others are watching him. And listening.

Chaired by Katalina Watt.



About the Speakers

Sarah Armstrong

Sarah Armstrong is the author of four novels, most recently The Wolves of Leninsky Prospekt and The Starlings of Bucharest. She is also the author of A Summer of Spying, a short non fiction work about her experience of jury service during the Covid-19 pandemic, authority, truth, and the surveillance we are all exposed to.

She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate creative writing with the Open University.

Katalina Watt

Katalina Watt (she/they) was Longlisted for Penguin Write Now 2020 and received a 2021 Writers Grant from Ladies of Horror Fiction. Her short fiction has been published in various magazines and anthologies including Haunted Voices, Unspeakable, and Extra Teeth. They have appeared at festivals and literary events including Edinburgh International Book Festival, Cymera, and FIYAHCON. Katalina is represented by Robbie Guillory at Underline Literary Agency.

Katalina is Literature Officer at Creative Scotland and Audio Director for khōréō, a speculative fiction magazine for immigrant and diaspora authors.

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