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BookBar Presents... Emma Cline in conversation with Julia Armfield

BookBar Presents... Emma Cline in conversation with Julia Armfield


Join Emma Cline, bestselling author of The Girls, in conversation with author Julia Armfield for an exclusive London event to celebrate Emma's next, brilliant novel The Guest.


Summer is coming to a close on Long Island, and Alex is no longer welcome... One misstep at a dinner party and the older man she's been staying with dismisses her with a ride to the train station and a ticket back to the city. With few resources, but a gift for navigating the desires of others, Alex stays on the island.

She drifts like a ghost through the gated driveways and sun-blasted dunes of a rarefied world, trailing destruction in her wake. Taut, sensual and impossible to look away from, The Guest captures the latent heat and potential danger of a summer that could go either way for a young woman teetering on the edge.


Emma Cline is the author of The Girls, the story collection Daddy, and The Guest. The Girls was an international bestseller and was a finalist for a National Book Critic's Circle Award, the First Novel Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was the winner of the Shirley Jackson Award. The winner of the Plimpton Prize, Cline was also named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. In 2021, she won an O. Henry Prize for 'White Noise'. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Granta and The Best American Short Stories.



Julia Armfield is a fiction writer, living in London with her girlfriend who is fine and their cat who is garbage. Her work has been published in Granta, The White Review, Best British Short Stories 2019 and 2021, Lighthouse and various other publications. She was longlisted for the Deborah Rogers Prize 2018 and was the winner of The White Review Short Story Prize 2018. In 2019, she was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award. Her debut collection, salt slow, was longlisted for the Polari Prize 2020 and the Edge Hill Prize 2020 and was shortlisted for the London Magazine Prize for Debut Fiction 2020. Our Wives Under The Sea was shortlisted for the Foyles Fiction Book of the Year Award 2022. Her story ‘Longshore Drift’ won a Pushcart Prize in 2020.


Join us on Monday 5th June at the Chapel at the House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, London at 7pm.


Your ticket includes a copy of The Guest by Emma Cline (RRP: £16.99). Other books by Emma and Julia will be available to purchase on the night. The event will be followed by a signing.


 If you are a member of House of St Barnabas, you can head to their website to purchase your ticket for a special price.


*** We are not able to accept refunds or exchanges on tickets for this event.***

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