Michaelmas 2020: Split Tooth is the debut novel by Canadian musician Tanya Tagaq, published in 2018.The book tells the story of a young Inuk woman growing up in the Canadian Artic in the 1970s. The book has been described as a blend of fiction, memoir, poetry and Inuit folklore. This book has been chosen by librarians at the Scott Polar Research Institute, in a new collaboration in which we hope to visit more Cambridge libraries in the future.
Easter Term 2019: The End We Start From (Picador, 2017). The powerful debut novel by Megan Hunter has been described by The Guardian as ‘an effective, unusual and ambitious debut, which keeps the reader pinned to the page’, and by Grove Atlantic as ‘a slim, poetic leap into the chaotic near-future’. In thisQ&A the author discusses her novel. Hunter will also be appearing at Cambridge Science Festival in the *unmissable* free event Writing the Anthropocene: Megan Hunter in Conversation (Jesus College, 14/03/19).
Lent (20/02/19):Sealed, Naomi Booth (Dead Ink Press, 2017). Want to host your own reading of this novel? Please check our ideas for discussion here.
Michaelmas (28/11/18):Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014). Want to host your own reading of this novel? Please check our ideas for discussion here.