IMPORTANT UPDATE: EVENT POSTPONED. Unfortunately we have had to postpone the Lincoln Book Festival event…Book Tickets
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IMPORTANT UPDATE: EVENT POSTPONED.
Unfortunately we have had to postpone the Lincoln Book Festival event with Christy Lefteri planned for Friday 15 October. Ticket holders will be contacted directly by email with refund details. We apologise for any disappointment caused by this change to our programme. We hope Christy will be able to join us for a re-arranged event in the future.
CHRISTY LEFTERI is the author of the million-copy bestseller The Beekeeper of Aleppo. Her new book, Songbirds, is set in Cyprus; it is a story of love and loss, of migration and crossing borders. Yannis, a poacher of songbirds, is in love with Nisha who works as a nanny, while mothering her own child back in Sri Lanka by the screen of a phone. With infinite skill, Christy has crafted a powerful story around them, about the unseen who walk among us, cleaning our homes and caring for our children, and explores what it is to migrate in search of freedom, only to find yourself trapped. ‘A courageous, provocative, haunting writer. Songbirds is a beautiful novel. It will break your heart and open your eyes’ ―Heather Morris. Brought up in London of Cypriot refugees, Christy is a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University.