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‘Ponti’ and ‘The Large Door’ book launch and reading

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‘Ponti’ and ‘The Large Door’ book launch and reading

Venue: Waldegrave Drawing Room, St Mary's Univertsity, Twickenham
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St Mary’s MA Creative Writing lecturers Jonathan Gibbs and Sharlene Teo will be reading from and discussing their new books.

Refreshments will be provided and copies of Sharlene and Jonathan’s books will be on sale.

The event is free to attend but places are limited.

The Large Door

‘The Large Door’ by Jonathan Gibbs is a black comedy of manners set at an academic conference.

Author Katherine Angel calls it “utterly compelling” and says “it captures what it's like to feel adrift, confused, and panicked at a hinge moment in life; it also evokes the pain and melancholy that can accompany desire.”


‘Ponti’ by Sharlene Teo, newly published in paperback, is a complex novel set in Singapore and covering 50 years. It is a sweeping story of three women and the guilt that ties them together.

Ian McEwan calls it “remarkable” and says “her characters glow with life and humour.”


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