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Venetia Welby – Dreamtime Book Launch

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Free

“A host of dazzling second novels in the offing … Venetia Welby’s exquisite and hallucinogenic Dreamtime (SALT, September) is set in a near future in which we have lost the battle against climate change.”Fiction to look out for in 2021, The Observer

VENETIA WELBY is a writer and journalist who has lived and worked on four continents. Her debut novel Mother of Darkness was published by Quartet in 2017 and her essays and short fiction have appeared in The London Magazine, Review 31 and anthologies Garden Among Fires and Trauma, among others. She lives in London with her husband, son and Bengal cat. Find out more at www.venetiawelby.com or follow Venetia on Twitter @venwelby or Instagram @vvwelby for updates

ADVANCED PRAISE FOR DREAMTIME

‘Intense, strange and fast-paced … Venetia Welby writes with verve and energy and takes us to places we never expected to go’

SALLY EMERSON, author of FIRE CHILD

‘Venetia Welby has written an extraordinary and haunting novel, a dystopian vision of the not-too-far-distant future with a dash of ancient Japanese magic thrown in. Beautifully written, thoroughly researched and frighteningly believable, it’s a love story for our times and a dire warning – dark, angry, seductive, enthralling’

LESLEY DOWNER, author of GEISHA and THE LAST CONCUBINE

‘Wonderful; a rich, dreamy exploration of a woman’s quest to find her father and of the history and folklore of Okinawa. Dreamtime is filled with lovely sentences that made me jump at their beauty and strangeness’

SAM MILLS, author of THE FRAGMENTS OF MY FATHER

‘Brilliantly complex, emotional, and frightening … The crazy, raw descriptions of Japan are just miraculously beautiful at times’

DRAGONFLY

‘A gripping, terrifying novel, speculating on an imminent and horrific future post-climate disaster. Dreamtime ticks all the boxes: folklore, cults, drugs, travel, booze, robots, and most importantly, cats. Lots of cats’

NICK BRADLEY, author of THE CAT AND THE CITY

Dreamtime by Venetia Welby is published on 23rd September 2021 by Salt Publishing

as a Paperback Original at £12 and as an eBook

 

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Date:
September 1
Time:
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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