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BookBar Sessions: Nicola Dinan in conversation with Shon Faye

BookBar Sessions: Nicola Dinan in conversation with Shon Faye


Join Nicola Dinan to discuss her debut novel Bellies with author Shon Faye on 26th June at BookBar.


One of the books of the summer, Bellies has already garnered fans from Elliot Page to Bryan Washington, and we are so excited to be hosting Nicola at BookBar.


It begins as your typical boy meets boy. While out with friends at a university drag night, Tom buys Ming a drink. Confident and witty, a charming young playwright, Ming is the perfect antidote to Tom's awkward energy, and their connection is instant.

Tom finds himself deeply and desperately drawn into Ming's orbit, and on the cusp of graduation, he's already mapped out their future together. But, shortly after they move to London to start their next chapter, Ming announces her intention to transition. From London to Kuala Lumpur, New York to Cologne, we follow Tom and Ming as they face shifts in their relationship in the wake of Ming's transition.

Through a spiral of unforeseen crises - some personal, some professional, some life-altering - Tom and Ming are forced to confront the vastly different shapes their lives have taken since graduating, and each must answer the essential question: is it worth losing a part of yourself to become who you are?


Nicola Dinan Nicola Dinan grew up in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur and now lives in London. She studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University before training as a lawyer. Bellies, her debut, was shortlisted for the Mo Siewcharran prize.


Shon Faye is a writer, presenter and the author of the award-winning Sunday Times bestseller TheTransgender Issue, which was first published in 2021 and has since been or is due to be publishedin seven languages. She also hosted the critically acclaimed LGBTQ+ history podcast, Call MeMother. She is currently working on her second book, is a co-presenter on Novara Media’s newsprogramme and writes an advice column at US Vogue.


Join us on Monday 26th June at BookBar at 7pm.


Your ticket includes a copy of Bellies by Nicola Dinan (RRP £14.99). Other books by Emma and Julia will be available to purchase on the night. The event will be followed by a signing.


As this event is before Bellie's official publication day, we will not be shipping books out in advance of the event, even if you select 'Shipping' at the checkout. You will be able to collect your copy at the event.


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

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