Leone Ross

This One Sky Day

County Buildings
In person event
Fri 1 Oct
16:00 UK

Set in a fictional archipelago called Popisho, where goats are jealous, gods are mischievous, and everyone is a tiny bit bored with magic, the novel spans a single day. As dawn breaks, the residents — each endowed with a unique special trait — wake with lists of things to accomplish. Meanwhile, two star-crossed lovers try to find their way back to one another, and to earn the wisdom that will allow room for their love. By the end of this unusual day, filled with incident and enlightenment, no one will ever be the same. 

This One Sky Day is ironic and sweet, dark and light, serious and silly. It questions the nature of love and addiction and creates a world that both satirises postcolonial society and celebrates oddness.

About the author: Leone Ross was born in England and grew up in Jamaica. Her first novel, All the Blood Is Red, was longlisted for the Orange Prize, and her second novel, Orange Laughter, was chosen as a BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour Watershed Fiction favourite. Her short fiction has been widely anthologised and her first short-story collection, the 2017 Come Let Us Sing Anyway was nominated for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, the Jhalak Prize, the Saboteur Awards and the OCM BOCAS Prize. Ross has taught creative writing for twenty years, at University College Dublin, Cardiff University and Roehampton University in London. She is editor of the first black British anthology of speculative fiction, due out in 2022 with Peepal Tree Press. Prior to writing fiction, Ross worked as a journalist. Leone Ross lives in London but intends to retire near water.

This One Sky Day is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

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