Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Mrs Death Misses Death wins Indie Book Awards 2022


BIG NEWS: So honoured and so excited to see Mrs Death Misses Death win The Indie Book Awards Fiction award - Thank you to all book sellers and book lovers who voted for MDMD. Huge congratulations to all other shortlisted authors and their stunning books. Fiction shortlist was phenomenal, so much respect for all authors and their beautiful books.


BIGlove and thanks to all the indies that supported this book from the start. Thanks to Books Are My Bag and amazing Canongate Books and my agent Crystal Mahey-Morgan at OWN IT! and editor Hannah Knowles - This was the best birthday present. Sincerely, thank you! 🧡📚

 










Summer gigs and festivals 2022

July 9: Also Festival, Warwick

July 21-24: Tae Sup A'Fifer Tour, Scotland

 Gruff Rhys, Salena Godden, Brìghde Chaimbeul, James Yorskston 

July 21: Byre Theatre, St Andrews Tickets

July 22: Mareel, Shetland Tickets

July 23: Eden Court, Inverness Tickets

July 24: Eastgate, Peebles Tickets

August 11: Fervour Festival, Elephant & Castle, London

OUT NOW: AUTHORS' MATTERS PODCAST

"Being optimistic is a revolutionary act" Speaking to award winning author she tells  
how she got started in the DIY scene of the 1990s, rejecting the starving poet cliché, 
and the secret to her productivity. Swapping poems for beer and cigarettes, Salena shares her extremely cool writing roots with us on Authors' Matters 
and doesn't disappoint!
Interview out now! Listen: ow.ly/aZwn50JWOIz








BBC RADIO 4  - A GOOD READ 

Hosted by Harriett Gilbert
Fellow guest is author and illustrator Rob Biddulph

Following my recent RSL book signing with the Jean Rhys pen for @royalsocietyofliterature - I chose my favourite Jean Rhys “Good Morning Midnight” 

We also discuss ‘When the Sky Falls’ by Phil Earle chosen by Rob Biddulph and ‘Mend the Living’ by Maylis de Kerangal chosen by presenter Harriett Gilbert. 

The programme airs Tuesday 26 July at 1630 on BBC Radio 4 with a repeat on Friday 29 July at 2300. Also available on BBC Sounds, details on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk









Mrs Death tells her story in Salena Godden’s 
intoxicating and life-affirming debut novel 
published by Canongate Books 

Salena Godden FRSL is an award-winning author, memoirist, essayist, poet and broadcaster of Jamaican heritage based in London. Her highly acclaimed debut novel Mrs Death Misses Death is winner of The Indie Book Award for fiction and The Peoples Book Prize 2022, shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize, The Nibbies, British Book Awards Book Of The Year Fiction Debut, The Bad Form Book Of The Year shortlist and a Guardian book of the year 2021













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