Effie Black: In Defence of the Act

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Author Effie Black


Join us for a reading and Q&A with the author of 'In Defence of the Act', longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2024.

Date & time

Date:18 June 2024

Time:7pm to 8pm

Event Details

Address:Canada Water Library
21 Surrey Quays Road

Post code:SE16 7AR



Book tickets:www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effie-black-in-defence-of-the-act-tickets-903705967877


Email: wes.white@southwark.gov.uk



In Defence Of The Act by Effie Black: Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2024

Are we more like a coffee bean, a carrot or an egg? What happens to us when we are boiled in the trials and tribulations of life?

Jessica Miller is fascinated by the somewhat perplexing tendency of humans to end their own lives, but she secretly believes such acts may not be that bad after all. Or at least, she did.

Jessica is coming to terms with her own relationships, and reflecting on what it means to be queer, when a single event throws everything she once believed into doubt. Can she still defend the act?

‘In death obsessed scientist Jess, Effie Black has created one of the freshest, most engaging characters I’ve encountered in years. In Defence of the Act is a whip-smart exploration of what it means to truly live. Fresh, thought-provoking and, at times, surprisingly funny.’

Laura Wilkinson
(Author of Skin Deep)

Effie Black

Effie Black is a London-based writer with a background in science. She enjoys writing from a queer perspective and she likes bringing a spot of science into her fiction too. Effie’s short stories have appeared in Litro and the époque press é-zine. In Defence Of The Act is Effie’s debut novel, published last July by époque press.

Join us for a reading and Q&A of this thought-provoking title, longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2024.


By Bus:1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10, P12

By Tube:Canada Water (Jubilee / Overground), Surrey Quays (Overground)



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