Join us in welcoming the youngest ever winner of the Booker Prize, Eleanor Catton, as she returns with her first novel in a decade, Birnham Wood.
Wednesday 1st March, 6-7pm, University Arms
A landslide has closed the Korowai Pass in New Zealand’s South Island, leaving a sizable farm abandoned. This land offers an opportunity to ‘Birnam Wood’, a guerrilla gardening collective who plant crops where no one will notice. But they hadn’t figured on the enigmatic American billionaire, Robert Lemoine, also having an interest in the place. Can they trust him? And, as their ideals and ideologies are tested, can they trust each other?
Come and explore this brilliantly constructed tale of intentions, actions, and consequences. Catton skewers political certainties and provides an unflinching examination of the human impulse for survival. Ultimately, the reader is left to wonder: who will survive, and what will be left of them?
Tickets can be purchased at www.cambridgeliteraryfestival.com