Maaza Mengiste was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and is a Fulbright Scholar and professor in the MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation programme at Queens College.
Her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, was named one of ten best contemporary African books by The Guardian.
Her work can be found in publications including New Yorker, Granta and the New York Times. Her short story ‘Skylines’ was broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Petina Gappah is a Zimbabwean writer whose short fiction and essays have been published in eight countries.
Her debut story collection, An Elegy for Easterly, won The Guardian First Book Award in 2009, and her first novel, The Book of Memory, was longlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
For ages 16+
Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.