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Richmond Book Club
March 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm£5
Do you want to read more books in 2023? Join the Richmond Book Club based in our cosy bookshop’s Literary Lounge in Richmond where we meet on a monthly basis for a discussion about our favourite books.
Cost only £5.00 refundable against any book purchase. To book tickets please follow this link to eventbrite.
We will also be offering occasional talks from published writers and the opportunity to enter our biennial writing competition The Virginia Prize for Fiction (www.aurorametro.com/virginia-prize-for-fiction).
The bookclub facilitators are writer and publisher Cheryl Robson and bookseller and emerging writer Bushra Mustafa-Dunne.
Cheryl Robson is best-known for her successful campaign to erect the new bronze statue of Virginia Woolf in Richmond. She is the publisher at award-winning indie publisher, Aurora Metro & Supernova Books and has published over 300 writers, with work translated from over 20 languages (www.aurorametro.com). She is also an award-winning writer and filmmaker and the owner of a new bookshop offering diverse, contemporary fiction in Richmond (www.cherylrobson.net). She was a finalist in 2022 for the itv National Diversity Entrepeneur award.
Bushra Mustafa-Dunne is an experienced bookseller at Books on the Rise in Richmond (www.booksontherise.com), and an emerging writer. She studied Comparative Literature with Arabic at UCL and is continuing her studies at postgraduate level. She is interested in contemporary fiction from the margins, literature in translation, climate fiction, postcolonial and decolonial narratives, women’s memoir, and new writing from the Arab world. Some of her favourite writers are Deborah Levy, Clarice Lispector, Haifa Zangana, and Amitav Ghosh. Her writing has been published in A Kaleidoscope of Stories: Muslim Voices in Contemporary Poetry, and Alchemiya Journal, and is primarily concerned with diaspora, spirituality, ecology, and their intersections. You can find her work on substack (bushradunne.substack.com).
The second book we will be discussing this year is A Bookshop in Algiers by Kaouther Adimi (trans. Chris Andrews)
You can purchase the books we will be discussing with a 20% discount from Books on the Rise. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for your discounted books.