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Sarah Hall in Conversation

Friday 29 October 2021, 7.00PM to 8.00pm

Writers at York is delighted to be celebrating the publication of Burntcoat, the extraordinary new novel by multi-award-winning author Sarah Hall.

In the bedroom above her immense studio at Burntcoat, the celebrated sculptor Edith Harkness is making her final preparations. The symptoms are well known: her life will draw to an end in the coming days.

Downstairs, the studio is a crucible glowing with memories and desire. It was here, when the first lockdown came, that she brought Halit. The lover she barely knew. A presence from another culture. A doorway into a new and feverish world.

The story of two new lovers confined, Burntcoat is a sublime and scorching experience, an elegy burning with resistance, which no reader will forget. 

Praise for Burntcoat

‘Extraordinary.’ Sarah Perry

‘A masterpiece.’ Daisy Johnson

‘A dark and brilliant novel about love, art and fragility in a time of crisis.’ Sarah Moss

You can order signed copies of Burntcoat from Fox Lane Books
York residents can enter code QPBC to receive free postage on this book.

Register for this event: Zoom link.


Location: Online via Zoom