Mahsuda Snaith will be reading from her debut novel “Things We Thought We Knew”, published by Transworld and set in Leicester, at the Leicester Writers’ Showcase at Leicester’s Central Library on the 12th July.

Mahsuda Snaith, from Leicester, was selected as one of The Observer newspaper’s ‘Voices to Watch in 2017′ and has previously won the Bristol Short Story Prize. “Things We Thought We Knew” has been described as “An original and affectiving coming-of-age novel” (The Observer), “A voice of the next generation” (Stylist), “A vibrant portrayal of estate life in the late nineties and an affecting story of friendship” (The Independent). It tells the story of Ravine Roy, who has been trapped in her council estate home by debilitating chronic pain for ten years. She’s also been harbouring mental pain since the disappearance of her best friend, Marianne. Gifted a pain diary by her eccentric mother, Amma, Ravine starts meditate on her past.

City Librarian Matthew Vaughan says, “We launched the Leicester Writers’ Showcase in January 2017 with an event featuring a live poetry reading from the recently published poetry anthology, “Welcome to Leicester”. We are pleased to say the Writers’ Showcase is now a regular fixture in the Leicester Central Library calendar. On a personal note, working in partnership with highly motivated and talented people to put on these events makes Leicester Writers’ Showcase one of the most exciting projects I’ve been involved in since joining Leicester libraries.”

The Leicester Writers’ Showcase aims to highlight Leicester’s literary talent and create conversations between readers and writers.

Leicester Writer’s Showcase takes place at Leicester’s Central Library on Bishop Street from 6.30pm. Entry is free but booking is advised. Phone 0116 299 5401.

Chris is a Sparrow.

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