Please join us on Saturday, October 16th, at 6:30pm IST, for a conversation about Karen Jennings' Booker-longlisted novel An Island, as she speaks to Somak Ghoshal. Watch live on Youtube here, and buy your copy here.
In AN ISLAND, Karen Jennings' taut, tense novel, a refugee washes up on the shore of an island inhabited only by Samuel, an old lighthouse-keeper ⛯. Set in an unnamed African country, and taking place over just four days, this is a story of solitude, xenophobia, and the lasting effects of colonialism. AN ISLAND was on the Booker Prize longlist for 2021.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Karen Jennings is a South African author currently living in Brazil with her Brazilian husband. She holds Masters degrees in both English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town, and a PhD in English Literature from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her most recent novel, An Island, was written with support from the Miles Morland Foundation and was longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize.