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Monique Roffey – Passiontide – HYBRID EVENT

Sat 20 Apr, 3:30 pm4:30 pm

About the event

Transport yourself to the Caribbean with the Costa prize-winning author of The Mermaid of Black Conch Monique Roffey and her electrifying new novel Passiontide. 

“Monique Roffey is a unique talent” Bernardine Evaristo 

 Four women spark a revolution on a Caribbean island. Early one morning, at the close of St Colibri’s carnival, a young female steel pan player is found dead beneath a cannonball tree. It is a discovery that will transform the lives of everyone on this small island… 

A story of women daring to imagine a different world, Passiontide  confirms Monique Roffey as one of our most spellbinding storytellers. 

HYBRID EVENT – this is a Hybrid event, which can be attended in person at the venue or accessed online. Simply select the Live or Online ticket link for your preferred event viewing. For online access a link will be sent to you the day before the event takes place. 

Please note: Passiontide will be published on 27 June 2024, so we won’t have copies on sale at the event; however we will have copies of some of Monique’s earlier work.

Monique Roffey was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. She is the author of seven novels and a memoir. The Mermaid of Black Conch won the Costa Book of the Year and the Costa Novel Award 2020. It was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2021, the Goldsmiths Prize 2020 and the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2021, and longlisted for the Orwell Prize, the Ondaatje Prize and the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2021.  

Her highly acclaimed previous books are sun dog, The White Woman on the Green Bicycle (shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2010), Archipelago (winner of the OCM Bocas Award for Caribbean Literature 2013), House of Ashes (shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2014), The Tryst and With the Kisses of His Mouth. Monique Roffey is a Senior Lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University and a tutor for the National Writers Centre. 

Access and Covid safety measures: if you have specific access needs or queries and/or prefer to be seated away from other audience members as a Covid safety measure, please contact our Admin at: [email protected] with your request.  

Date: Saturday 20 April 

Time: 3.30pm-4.30pm 

Venue: Small Seeds, Castlegate (New Street junction), HD1 2UD 

Tickets: In-person £5, free for University of Huddersfield staff and students & essential carers, Online £2 

Age Guidance: 16+ 

Access Guide: https://www.accessable.co.uk/huddersfield-literature-festival/access-guides/small-seeds  

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Small Seeds, Castlegate (New Street junction), HD1 2UD
Small Seeds, 120 New Street, Castlegate
Huddersfield, HD1 2UD United Kingdom
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