Meet our August Author: Brannavan Gnanalingam
When: Wednesday 31 August, 7.00 – 8.00pm (TBC)
Where: Online – click the Zoom link below.
Join us to meet the awesome Brannavan Gnanalingam at an online shared reading event at the end of the month! Brannavan will read from his work and we will all have an opportunity to reflect and respond together as we go along.
Brannavan Gnanalingam is a writer and lawyer based in Wellington. He has written seven novels, including the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards shortlisted Sprigs (2020) and Sodden Downstream (2017), and the longlisted A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse (2016). His latest, Slow Down You’re Here, was released in April 2022.
Slow Down You’re Here
Kavita is stuck in a dead-end marriage. A parent of two small kids, she is the family’s main breadwinner. An old flame unexpectedly offers her a week away in Waiheke. If she were to go, she’s not sure when – or if – she’d come back.
“This month we read the first few chapters of a domestic horror novel with no villains!
In Slow Down, You’re Here we explore how the economic stress of the last couple of years impacts relationships. As Blondie says “dreaming is free” and we feel the character’s desperation for short term fantasy & escape. This is wonderful stuff for shared reading as we have all been through our own pandemic journey and many of us struggled with mental and economic health during this time.”
Photo by Shahir Daud.