Garn Press Author Reading Series: Authors Ruth Finnegan, Black Inked Pearl and Geoff Ward, You’re Not Dead

Ruth Finnegan, Author of The Black Inked Pearl: A Girl’s Quest

Ruth Finnegan, OBE, author of The Black Inked Pearl: A Girl’s Questis a renowned scholar and celebrated writer who is Emeritus Professor, the Open University, a Fellow of the British Academy, and an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College Oxford. She was born and reared in Ulster and sent to a Quaker school filled with biblical texts and music, which are reflected in the novel. First-class Oxford degrees in classics and philosophy were followed by African fieldwork, which Ruth describes as “totally inspiring for my life and work.” She returned to Oxford for a doctorate in anthropology before university teaching in Africa and briefly in Fiji, and finally the Open University in the U.K. It gives Garn Press great pleasure to present Ruth Finnegan reading from her latest novel, The Black Inked Pearl: A Girl’s Quest.

Geoff Ward, Author of You’re Not Dead: The Midnight Books Volume One

Professor Geoffrey Ward is a renowned literary critic and Principal of Homerton College at the University of Cambridge. He is also the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Cambridge and the Chairman of the Fitzwilliam Museum.

You’re Not Dead is the first volume of the Midnight Books and is a darkly comic fantasy, in which magic, dreams, romance and crime are the ingredients in the fictional spell. It raises serious questions about time, memory and whether what we see – in life, as well as in the mirror – is what is really there. It gives Garn Press great pleasure to present Geoff Ward reading from You’re Not Dead: The Midnight Books Volume One.


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