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EIBF - Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Thordis Elva & Courtney Sina Meredith with Jackie Kay

  • Edinburgh International Book Festival (Studio Theatre) Charlotte Square Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 4HQ United Kingdom (map)

Today, Jackie Kay brings together guests from three remarkably different continents. Argentinian novelist Gabriela Cabezón Cámara’s Slum Virgin tells the story of Cleopatra, a transvestite who renounces prostitution after the Virgin Mary appears before her. Icelandic writer Thordis Elva explains what made her decide to re-enter a dialogue with the man who had raped her 20 years earlier. Meanwhile, New Zealander Courtney Sina Meredith talks about her debut book of short stories Tail of the Taniwha.