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Granite Noir: No Escape

  • 26 Feb 2023
  • 10:00am
  • Lemon Tree


Two stories surrounded by water, mystery and suspicion.

Alice Clark-Platt’s luxury Malaysian resort surrounded by pristine sea and beautiful jungle may seem the perfect escape but there’s tension brewing in The Cove.

In Tom Watson’s Metronome we meet Aina and Whitney who have been in exile on an island for a crime they committed together – as secrets and suspicions reveal themselves, can they escape?

Chaired by Bryan Burnett.



About the Speakers

Alice Clark-Platt

Alice is a former human rights lawyer who used to work for the UK Government. As a litigator, she worked on cases involving Winnie Mandela and the rapper Snoop Dogg.

She lived in Singapore for ten years and whilst there wrote her first novel, Warchild. This was shortlisted for the Impress Prize 2013.

She also write short stories which have been published in in various anthologies. She founded The Singapore Writers’ Group in 2012. This is a fantastic group of both professional and amateur writers who meet monthly and attend workshops and critique sessions.

Tom Watson

Tom Watson was born in London in 1982. He holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and was awarded the Curtis Brown Prize in 2018. His fiction has been shortlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize, received an honourable mention in the Berlin Writing Prize, and awarded runner up for the Seán O’Faoláin Short Story Competition.

His first novel, Metronome, was published by Bloomsbury in 2021 and chosen as a BBC Two Between the Covers Book Club Pick. He lives in London with his wife and children.

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