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Rebecca Watson & Sarah Perry — I Will Crash

July 2 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Please join us on Tuesday 2nd of July when we celebrate the launch of Rebecca Watson’s astonishing second book I Will Crash — a moving, powerfully honest novel about how we love, how we grieve and how we forgive.

It’s been six years since Rosa last saw her brother. Six years since they last spoke. Six years since they last fought. Six years since she gave up on the idea of having a brother.

She’s spent that time carefully not thinking about him. Not remembering their childhood. Not mentioning those stories, even to the people she loves.

Now the distance she had so carefully put between them has collapsed. Can she find a way to make peace – to forgive, to be forgiven – when the past she’s worked so hard to contain threatens to spill over into the present?

little scratch shook the literary world with its startling originality, and I Will Crash is equally written in a “unique style” that is “completely immersive” (Natasha Brown). It’s an “essential and startling” novel (Colin Barrett). To mark the occasion of its publication, Rebecca will be in conversation with the fabulous (and dear friend of the shop) Sarah Perry. After their dialogue, there’ll be an opportunity for the audience to ask Rebecca questions, and then a chance to get your copy signed.

Rebecca Watson is the author of little scratch, which was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize. The novel was adapted into an acclaimed play with sell-out runs at Hampstead Theatre (2021) and New Diorama (2023). Watson was chosen as one of the Observer’s 10 best debut novelists of 2021 and as a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice.
Her non-fiction has been published widely, including in the Observer, the TLS, Granta and British Vogue. In 2022, she presented a documentary for Radio 4 — where her short stories have also aired.

Sarah Perry is the internationally best selling author of the novels Enlightenment, Melmoth, The Essex Serpent, and After Me Comes the Flood, and the non-fiction Essex Girls. She is a winner of the Waterstone’s Book of the Year Awards and the British Book Awards, and has been nominated for major literary prizes including the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Folio Prize and the Costa Novel Award. Her essays have been widely published, and she has contributed to the Guardian, the New York Times, the Observer, and the London Review of Books.

Rebecca Watson & Sarah Perry — I Will Crash
Tuesday 2nd July
The Book Hive, Norwich
6:30pm doors for a 7pm start
Refreshments available


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July 2
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Book Hive
01603 219268


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