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Book Club Q&A Event with guest Dr Michael Perfect

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Event Description

Introduction to guest speaker:

Michael Perfect is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Liverpool John Moores University. His main research and teaching interests are in twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and culture, and he has published widely within this field. His publications on Andrea Levy include numerous journal articles and book chapters, and he has taught Levy's work at universities in the UK and overseas. He is currently writing a book on Levy for Manchester University Press. He is also co-editing a forthcoming Levy-themed special issue of the journal ARIEL, which will include posthumous work by Levy herself. His own article in that special issue focuses on Levy's late, unpublished projects. He was the first academic to carry out research on Levy's archive, and his ongoing work on the archive is supported by a BA/Leverhulme research grant.

In this event, Abbie - Community and Events Manager- will speak to Michael about October's Book of the Month 'Small Island' and explore Levy's legacy as one of Britain’s most significant contemporary writers.

For more information on our book club, click here:

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
  • This event will be recorded. We will send an email with a link to the recording to those registered to attend following the event's conclusion.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

We also recommend that you have read the book, which can be purchased here.