About the event
‘My debut novel, Slip of a Fish, is narrated by Ash, a complex character who collects words, climbs trees and swims in a deserted lake with her beloved seven-year-old daughter, Charlie. Bemused and overwhelmed by everyday life, Ash has a rich and singular interior world. She is relentless in her efforts to make sense of her relationships past and present. I suppose Slip of a Fish asks the same question of all of us. Can we empathise with someone, even when we don’t condone their actions?’
Join Amy Arnold for an afternoon of literary exploration, as she discusses her debut novel, Slip of a Fish as part of the Read Regional campaign.
The Read Regional campaing is the annual celebration of selcted new books from the North of England. At libraries and literary festivals across the North, authors take part in events where you can hear about their writing and talk to them about their work.
Amy Arnold was born in Oxford in 1974. She studied Neuropsychology at Birmingham University and has worked in a variety of jobs from packing swedes to teaching and lecturing. She lives in Cumbria, and in 2018 was awarded the inaugural Northern Book Prize.