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Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting 2018 UK tour

Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:30 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:00 PM
Various venues in England
Dates, prices and bookings: http://www.renaissanceone.co.uk/events/2018/9/15/shivanee-ramlochan-ever...

Shivanee Ramlochan will be in England from September to October 2018 for the Forward Prizes and during her stay, will be on a book tour giving readings at arts venues, festivals and universities, as well as running masterclasses and workshops.

Ramlochan is a Trinidadian writer, arts reporter and book blogger. Her first collection of poems, Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting is published by Peepal Tree Press (2017) and has been shortlisted for the Forward Prizes (2018 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection). The book was also a finalist selection for the 2018 People's Choice T&T Book of the Year.

“Welcome to a challenging, unforgettable and courageous new voice.”
— Olive Senior
Shortlisted for The Forward Prizes 2018 (Best First Collection).

Shortlisted for the People’s Choice T&T Book of the Year 2018

Dates

September

15th, British Library
16th, London Liming

October

1st, Spread The Word
9th 7pm, Electric House, Portobello Road, Summoning Creativity: conversation with Suzanne Noble (Advantages of Age)
10th, Oxford University, info to come
13th, Black Writers Conference, Manchester
17th 2pm, University of Leicester, info to come
17th 7pm, Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
19th, The Leeds Library, info to come
22nd, private launch, contact us for details
23rd, UEA, info to come

Ramlochan is the deputy editor of The Caribbean Review of Books, the Book Review Editor for Caribbean Beat Magazine and is part of the team that runs the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, the Anglophone Caribbean's largest literary festival. She also writes about books at her personal blog, Novel Niche with a special emphasis on close readings of Caribbean and queer literatures. Her UK appearance is part of a book tour produced by Renaissance One www.novelniche.net @novelniche

“Ramlochan’s poetry slays whoever would force an ‘identity’ on it. It alchemizes the roles of grandmothers, abortionists, labourers, clerks, dancers, policemen, cousins, rapists into the greatest intensity of human.”
— Vahni Capildeo
“She has chosen to conduct her revolution on the page, and for that her readers are blessed.”
— Carol Quash, Trinidad and Tobago Newsday (22 July 2018)
“These poems crackle with soucouyant ire and the voices of duennes in stanzas so bewitching you will not want to look away.”
— Rajiv Mohabir

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