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Five Leaves Bookshop visits Québec UNESCO City of Literature

This is the first of six international online events organised by Five Leaves Bookshop, with funding from Arts Council England. The events bring writers from our region of England together with native writers from the cities we are visiting. All of those cities are UNESCO Cities of Literature, as is Nottingham, and as Nottingham’s independent bookshop we want to help to establish links with other Cities of Literature, their authors and their bookshops.

George Mann is the author of the Newbury & Hobbes Victorian mystery series, a series about a 1920s vigilante called The Ghost, and the supernatural crime series Wychwood. He’s also written Doctor Who novels and new adventures for Sherlock Holmes. His comic writing includes extensive work on Doctor Who, Dark Souls and Warhammer 40,000. He’s written audio scripts, and scripts for high-profile iOS games. He has edited anthologies of original Sherlock Holmes fiction, as well as multiple volumes of The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction and The Solaris Book of New Fantasy.

Sylvain Neuvel dropped out of high school at age 15. Along the way, he has been a journalist, worked in soil decontamination, sold ice cream in California, and furniture across Canada. He received a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Chicago. He taught linguistics in India, and worked as a software engineer in Montreal. He is also a certified translator, though he wishes he were an astronaut. He absolutely loves toys, so he writes about aliens and giant robots as a blatant excuse to build action figures (for his son, of course).

Kindly hosted in Québec by Claudine Gélinas-Faucher, and the Nottingham host is Pascale Quiviger.

Tickets: £3 if you can afford it, free if you can’t. It is essential to book via Eventbrite.

See all six events on Eventbrite here