Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the author of several novels including; Harmless Like You, Starling Days, and the upcoming The Sleep Watcher. Her work has received numerous awards, such as the Betty Trask Award and the 2017 Author's Club First Novel Award. Buchanan is also the editor of Go Home!, an anthology of stories from Asian American writers, and has essays featured in East Side Voices, an anthology celebrating East & Southeast As
and most recently Dog Hearted, the joy of dogs.
a UK tour for her most most recent work, The Sleep Watcher, features sixteen year old Kit and her summer of a strange sleeplessness. Whilst her body is still in bed, she can wander through her family home, the streets of her seaside town, and visits the houses of friends an strangers. Intimate, tense and exquisitely observed, The Sleep Watcher is a moving portrait of family, danger and guilt, captured through the strange summer heat of adolescence.
In this event, Buchanan will be in conversation with writer Davina Quinlivan. Quinlivan's memoir Shalimar was published by Little Toller last year, and is a story of family and migration.
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