Sunday, Nov 15, 3:00pm
New York, NY
Owen Sheers with Nick Laird
Owen Sheers will read from his play PINK MIST and Nick Laird will read from new poems. A conversation and Q&A with the audience will follow.
Owen Sheers is an author, poet and playwright. He has published two poetry collections, The Blue Book and Skirrid Hill which won a Somerset Maugham Award. His debut prose work The Dust Diaries, a non-fiction narrative set in Zimbabwe won the Welsh Book of the Year 2005. Owen's theatrical writing includes the script and novelisation (The Gospel of Us) for National Theatre of Wales' 72 hour site-specific production in Port Talbot, The Passion, a play created with wounded service personnel,The Two Worlds of Charlie F, which toured the Uk and Canada and won the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, and NTW's Mametz. His verse drama Pink Mist, commissioned by BBC Radio 4 and published by Faber in June 2013, won the Hay Festival Poetry Medal and the Wales Book of the Year 2014.
Born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1975, Nick Laird was educated at Cookstown High School and Cambridge University. He worked as a lawyer for several years before leaving law to write full-time. The recipient of many prizes for his poetry and fiction, including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Ireland Chair of Poetry Award, the Betty Trask Prize, a Somerset Maugham award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, he has lived in London, Warsaw, and Rome. He is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York.
Wine and cheese reception to follow.
Sponsored by Faber UK.
Thirteenth Street Repertory Theatre
50 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011