IN NEARBY BUSHES with Kei Miller
Sponsored by Stroud Arts Festival
We’re delighted to welcome award-winning poet, novelist and essayist Kei Miller to Stroud Book Festival. Born in Jamaica, Kei won the prestigious Forward Prize for Best Collection for “The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion” (2014), whilst his 2017 novel “Augustown” won several awards, including the Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. He is also an award-winning essayist.
Kei joins us in conversation with Adam Horovitz, and will read from his latest poetry collection, “In Nearby Bushes”. Shortlisted for the 2020 Derek Walcott Prize, it explores his strangest landscape yet – “the placeless place”. Here is a world in which it is possible to both hide and heal, a landscape as much marked by magic as it is by murder.
Chaired by: Adam Horovitz