Helen Oyeyemi
Gingerbread

We’re delighted to open the festival with the brilliant novelist and Cambridge alumna Helen Oyeyemi – a talent so prodigal that she wrote her first novel while still at school. Since then, she has won numerous prizes and been dubbed one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. Come and hear her talk about her new novel, the wonderful, folkloric story of the Lees, a mother and daughter who live in a gold-painted flat filled with talking plants and make a particularly potent form of gingerbread.

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