Nottingham’s independent bookshop | 14a Long Row, Nottingham NG1 2DH | 0115 8373097

An Evening with Gillian Slovo – Festival of Literature

Thursday, 10th November, 2016    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nottingham Contemporary
Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB

Image: Jonathon Ring
Image: Jonathon Ring

Gillian Slovo is a playwright and the author of thirteen books, including five crime novels, the courtroom drama Red Dust, which was made into a feature film starring Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and the Orange Prize-shortlisted Ice Road. She co-authored the play Guantanamo – Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, which was staged internationally. Gillian 
Slovo was President of English PEN from 2010 to 2013 and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She was born in South Africa, the daugher of leading Communists Ruth First and Joe Slovo, describing her family background in Every Secret Thing.

The political drama within her latest novel, Ten Days, is informed by Gillian’s research for her play The Riots, for which she interviewed many of the different players involved in the 2011 London riots. Gillian’s latest play Another World: Losing Our Children to Islamic State which focuses on women in ISIS was played at the National Theatre in April 2016

Tickets are available from www.nottsfol.co.uk
£10, £8 Concessions, or £5 for Five Leaves Mailing list (Sign up on the home page -here-)

A Bread and Roses event from Five Leaves Bookshop and Nottingham Festival of Literature