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Intersection: Memoir and Fiction - Gavin McCrea in conversation

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The acclaimed novelist Gavin McCrea joins Brunel’s Prof Claire Lynch to discuss his debut memoir, CELLS - his first work of non-fiction. Gavin McCrea is an exceptional author and academic.

Gavin McCrea is an exceptional author and academic.His first novel, Mrs Engels was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize and the Walter Scott Prize, and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, The Sisters Mao, published in 2021, also received great critical acclaim.His first work of non-fiction is a memoir about his relationship with his mother; Cells will be published in November 2022.

Gavin McCrea will be joined in conversation by Claire Lynch, Professor in English and Irish Literature at Brunel University London. She specialises in teaching contemporary British and Irish fiction, Modernism, and Life Writing (both theory and practice) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.In 2021, she published her debut literary memoir, Small: On Motherhoods - a debut literary memoir on diverse motherhood that charts her experience of becoming a mother with her wife. 

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