Author Kathy Biggs talks to Dr Gemma June Howell about her new novel Scrap, a modern human fable set in Swansea. With a reading and Q&A.
As part of the Literary Salon series, The Cultural Institute and Honno Welsh Women’s Press invites you to an insightful conversation between new author Kathy Biggs and Dr Gemma June Howell. Discover the magic within the pages of Kathy Biggs’ latest novel, Scrap. Set in a Swansea scrapyard, this compelling story takes you on a journey of resilience, triumph, and the human spirit’s unwavering strength. Prepare to be immersed in a world of larger-than-life characters, heartfelt emotions and personal growth that transcends the ordinary. Chaired by Dr Elaine Canning, together they will explore the intricate themes, characters, and inspirations that brought Scrap to life. Gain unique insights into Biggs’ creative process, the challenges she encountered, and the literary influences that have shaped her remarkable work.
Kathy Biggs is originally from Yorkshire. She took a summer job in Mid Wales in 1985 – and never left. She has two grown children and lives with her husband. After studying a number of Creative Writing courses linked to Aberystwyth University, she discovered a talent for writing. In October 2022 she published her first novel The Luck. Scrap is her second title published with Honno.
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* Please note this event will be delivered in English