Jonathan Kemp reads at booQfest, Northampton

Jonathan Kemp

Bestselling author Jonathan Kemp will appear at Northampton’s third annual LGBT literary festival, booQfest. Jonathan will be reading from his latest novel, Ghosting, published by Myriad in March.

booQfest is a collaboration between FAN (a not for profit LGBT social events group) and Q-WORD (an organisation designed to put people who enjoy Queer-themed literature in touch). Events celebrate a Queer perspective on the written and spoken word and this year will take place two days before International Coming Out Day.

Jonathan Kemp’s first novel, London Triptych (2010), was shortlisted for the inaugural Green Carnation Prize and won the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. His highly praised collection of short stories, Twentysix (2011), is a milestone of literary erotica in the tradition of Georges Bataille and Jean Genet. Ghosting draws on a brilliant literary tradition of madness, incarceration and escape, to deliver a Mrs Dalloway for the modern age – and the triumphant coming-of-age of a woman in her sixties.

For more details visit the booQfest website.