Monique Roffey & Salena Godden: Re-imagining Fiction

Join Katherine Monique Roffey & Salena Godden at the Cambridge Literary Festival


Saturday 24th April, 2021 @ 12:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event


About the Event

Two lyrical and socially engaged writers, Monique Roffey and Salena Godden, join us to speak about the construction of their genre-bending novels. Trinidadian author Monqiue Roffey’s The Mermaid of Black Conch won 2020 Costa Book of the Year. Her unconventional love story sees a fisherman fall for a mermaid, but not the feminine, hair-combing kind you might expect, as Roffey re-imagines mythical creatures through a feminist lens. Poet and performer Salena Godden presents her fantastically imaginative debut, Mrs Death Misses Death, in which death is personified as a series of black women.

Come and hear about poetic language, re-imagining fiction, and how their books speak to each other in this conversation chaired by Alex Clark. 

£6 - Single Event Ticket 
£35.00-£50 Cambridge Literary Festival pass 

The full line up for the Cambridge Literary Festival (online) can be found here

About the Book

The Mermaid of Black Conch
The Mermaid of Black Conch

Monique Roffey

Publisher:Peepal Tree Press Ltd

Publication date:2 Apr 2020