Thursday 19 November 2020 | 12:30pm

Diane Cook

Thursday 19 November 2020 | 12:30pm

Diane Cook

£5.00 - Single event ticket
£25.00 - Winter Festival Pass
Booker-shortlisted Diane Cook joins us to discuss her daringly imaginative, passionate and terrifying debut novel, The New Wilderness.  In conversation with Ellen Peirson-Hagger, the New Statesman's culture assistant

Diane Cook: The New Wilderness

Booker-shortlisted Diane Cook joins us to discuss her daringly imaginative, passionate and terrifying debut novel, The New Wilderness. Set in the near future where we meet Bea and Agnes, a mother and young daughter fighting for survival on a planet brought to its knees by the human race.

Diane Cook first came to our attention with Man V. Nature which was shortlisted for The Guardian First Book Award. She talks to Ellen Peirson-Hagger, the New Statesman‘s culture assistant, about her urgent new novel and why it had to be written. 

Author Biography

Diane Cook is a critically acclaimed novelist and short story writer. Her debut collection, Man v Nature (Oneworld, 2015), was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the L.A. Times Book Prize. She is a recipient of a 2016 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and her stories have appeared in Harper’s, Tin House and Granta, and been anthologised in Best American Short Stories. A former producer for the radio show, This American Life, she lives in Brooklyn.