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Jessie Greengrass in conversation with Dr Nolan Dalrymple

17th October 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Jessie lives in Berwick. Nolan’s interview of Jessie was a highlight of our 2019 festival. Her short story collection, An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One who Saw It, won the Edge Hill Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award. Her novel Sight was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Jessie’s next novel, The High House, will be published in April 2021.

Jessie will be interviewed once again by Dr Nolan Dalrymple.

This event is presented in association with Berwick upon Tweed Library  (click for further information)  Also click on Northumberland Virtual Writers Aloud for information about events in the library!


This event is generously sponsored by Robert J. Hales Limited (click for further information)


‘Greengrass is undoubtedly that rare thing, a genuinely new and assured voice in prose. Her work is precise, properly moving, quirky and heartfelt’. A. L. Kennedy on An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One who Saw It

Reviews of Sight:

‘A stunning debutGuardian

‘A dazzling obsessive entry in a burgeoning genre. Unusual and absorbing… the novel as a whole exudes a strange consoling power’. New Yorker

‘Sight delves into a lot in under 200 pages: mothers and daughters, birth and death, loss and grief, finding one’s balance, the ardor and arduousness of scientific discovery. Readers willing to give themselves over to Greengrass’ penetrating vision will surely expand theirs’. NPR

‘With visceral, elegantly wrought truths of life and loss, this is an exciting companion to Sheila Heti’s recent Motherhood (2018)’. Booklist

Follow Jessie on Twitter @JessGreengrass