On Wednesday 8 March the Suffolk Book League welcomes the writer Natasha Brown. After studying Maths at Cambridge University, Natasha spent a decade working in financial services. She then had a radical career change, developing her 2021 debut novel Assembly after receiving a London Writers Award in the literary fiction category. Assembly appeared on many ‘Best of 2021’ lists. It was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize, shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Betty Trask Award, the Goldsmiths Prize (for work that ‘breaks the mould or extends the possibilities of the novel form’) as well as the Orwell Prize (for ‘political fiction’).

Doors open at the Ipswich Institute Reading Room and Library, 15 Tavern Street, IP1 3AA at 7pm with the event starting at 7.30pm. Tickets, £5 for Suffolk Book League members, £10 for non-members, and free student passes can be obtained via the League’s website: www.suffolkbookleague.org/. Students with a pass will need to show ID on the door.