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Talks // Coming up // Monique Roffey in Conversation
15 October
Friday
7:30pm

Monique Roffey in Conversation

Monique Roffey was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and mostly educated in the UK. Her seventh book, The Mermaid of Black Conch won the Costa Book of the Year, 2020. It was also short-listed for the Goldsmiths Prize 2020 and longlisted for the Rathbones/Folio Award.

The Mermaid of Black Conch  tells the story of a fisherman on the island of Black Conch who attracts a sea-dweller that he never expected – Aycayia is an innocent young woman cursed by jealous wives to live out the rest of her life as a mermaid.

When American tourists capture Aycayia, David rescues her and vows to win her trust. Slowly, painfully, she transforms into a woman again. Yet as their love grows, they discover that the world around them is changing - and they cannot escape the curse for ever . . .

​Monique will be talking to Gavin Knight, author of The Swordfish and the Star.  

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TICKETS

Adults: £7, Students: £5 

A £1 Poly Fund payment will be added to each ticket sold.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS BEING HELD IN THE MAIN GALLERY AT THE POLY  

 

 

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