Featuring: Ofir Touché Gafla, Anakana Schofield; moderated by Griffin Loynes
Location: The Bookworm
Event Code: BW19D
Loss and longing are themes that play prominently in the novels of both Ofir Touché Gafla and Anakana Schofield. In Gafla’s The World of the End, the protagonist kills himself in the hopes of finding his deceased wife in the Other World. In Schofield’s Malarky, a widow descends through grief into madness while preoccupied with visions of naked men. Both authors write poignantly about desire, but also show how lives can be warped by obsession and want. Moderated by Griffin Loynes of International School of Beijing.