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Cardiff BookTalk: Britain’s Internal Borderlands

Calendar Tuesday, 19 March 2024
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Born out of the Tamar River landscape on the border of Cornwall, Fall River traces the relationship between London and the regions of Britain. This is a story about those who rise up and those who are forgotten, about the love and the anger that connects them. Blending crime fiction with the magically real, this novel breaks new ground in genre and representation.

Meredith Miller uncovers the scars of industrialism and class division that shape contemporary Britain. A wealth of unique and brilliant characters brings this story to life. They inhabit a community that might be anywhere on this island. They might be any of us.

“A beautifully disquieting, multi-perspectival story… in Miller’s gorgeous prose.” – Elaine Canning, Cultural Institute, Swansea University

Meredith Miller was raised on Long Island in New York and came to the UK in 1997. She earned her PhD at University of Sussex and moved to Wales permanently in 2018. She has also published numerous short stories, scholarly articles and two monographs. Her critical work focuses on gender/sexuality, aesthetic distinction and periodical fiction.

Kevin Morgan is Professor of Governance and Development in the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University and the former University Dean of Engagement. One of the common themes running through his research is the role and significance of place – a theme that looms large in his work on place-based innovation policies and on the role of cities and regions in devolved systems of political governance. He is also interested in the geographical sensibility in creative fiction - Newark in the work of Philip Roth, Iowa in the work of Marilynne Robinson and the south Wales valleys in the work of Rachel Trezise for example. To what extent does a geographical setting help authors to fashion compelling characters and nuanced identities?

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