Aye Write: Matthew Keeley Introduces… Liam Konemann, Julie Owen Moylan and James Cahill
Saturday 21 May 2022 at 4.45 p.m.
Glasgow-based writer and teacher Matthew Keeley introduces this panel of debut writers.
Liam Konemann’s The Arena of the Unwell follows 22-year-old Noah as he is drawn into the co-dependent relationship of two older men in the indie music scene. After a gig by his favourite band Smiling Politely where the crowd turns violent Noah runs into the street, where he meets Dylan, the charming local barman he’s never quite had the courage to approach. As Smiling Politely prepare to release their first album in five years, Noah finds himself pulled deeper into the toxic relationship between Dylan and his brooding, enigmatic friend Fraser.
Julie Owen Moylan’s That Green Eyed Girl is set over a split time period and is an immersive, emotionally gripping novel about jealousy, loyalty, and the secrets we keep to protect those we love. 1955: In an apartment on the Lower East Side, schoolteachers Dovie and Gillian live as lodgers. Dancing behind closed curtains, mixing cocktails for two, they guard their private lives fiercely. Until someone guesses the truth. 1975: Twenty years later in the same apartment, Ava Winters is keeping her own secret. Her mother has become erratic, haunted by something Ava doesn’t understand – until one sweltering July morning, she disappears.
.James Cahill’s Tiepolo Blue is set in Cambridge in 1994. Professor Don Lamb is a revered art historian at the height of his powers, consumed by the book he is writing about the skies of the Venetian master Tiepolo. When an explosive piece of contemporary art is installed on the lawn of his college, it sets in motion Don’s abrupt departure from Cambridge to take up a role at a south London museum. There he befriends Ben, a young artist who draws him into the anarchic 1990s British art scene and the nightlife of Soho.
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