Fantasy Fiction w. Natasha Pulley & Samantha Shannon

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP

Thursday, August 17th 

6.00pm: Doors open with complimentary drinks served 
6.30pm: Natasha and Samantha in discussion, followed by Q&A
7:45pm: Books signing
8:00pm: Ends
*All tickets include complimentary wine and drinks. Contact us with any questions about this event
Bloomsbury Institute
Bloomsbury Institute London

Meet two remarkable authors, Natasha Pulley and Samantha Shannon, shaking up fantasy fiction on a night at the Bloomsbury Institute dedicated to stories that deliver magic, unforgettable characters and imaginative worlds that leave you constantly wanting to travel there again and again.

Natasha and Samantha will discuss the latest trends to love (and hate) in fantasy fiction, their own writing influences, themes and creative process - and where they think the genre could be headed next. Our chair for the evening is the wonderful Debi Alper

Come along and ask Natasha and Samantha everything you’ve ever wanted to know about writing, researching, editing, publishing and their phenomenally successful careers so far...


Natasha Pulley studied English Literature at Oxford University. After stints working at Waterstones as a bookseller, then at Cambridge University Press as a publishing assistant in the astronomy and maths departments, she did the Creative Writing MA at UEA. She later studied in Tokyo, where she lived on a scholarship from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, and she is now a visiting lecturer at City University. Winner of a Betty Trask Award, Pulley’s first novel, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, was an international bestseller, a Guardian Summer Read, an Amazon Best Book of the Month and was shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. The Bedlam Stacks is her second novel. She lives in Bath and tweets @natasha_pulley

Samantha Shannon was born in west London in 1991. She started writing at the age of fifteen. Between 2010 and 2013 she studied English Language and Literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford. In 2013 she published The Bone Season, the first in a seven book series. The Mime Order followed in 2015. Both were international bestsellers and have been translated into twenty-six languages. The film rights have been optioned by the Imaginarium Studios and 20th Century Fox. In 2014, Samantha Shannon was included on the Evening Standard’s Power 1000 list. The Song Rising is her third novel. @say_shannon | | @theboneseason

Bloomsbury presents an unmissable occasion for fantasy readers and fans but also creative writers working on their own works of fantasy fiction! Join us at Bloomsbury Publishing from 6:00pm on Thursday, August 17th for a literary event unlike any other. 

Praise for Natasha Pulley:

"Intricate, charming and altogether surprising." - The New York Times

"Elegant plotting, lashings of invention and jump-off-the-page characterisation." - The Guardian

Praise for Samantha Shannon:

"A new breed of women authors are claiming fantasy for their own. Leading the charge is Samantha Shannon." - Harper's Bazaar

"An ebullient, gloriously complicated fantasy ... The characters feel grippingly real. Shannon unravels her tangled tale in galloping prose" - Daily Telegraph

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