Waking Lions and Chains of Sand

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Jemma Wayne

28/02/2016 2:00 pm
King's Place, Room 2

Rapidly following her acclaimed debut One Night Markowitz, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s second novel, Waking Lions, is a gripping, suspenseful and morally devastating drama that looks at the darkness inside all of us. Jemma Wayne, whose debut novel, After, Before, was longlisted for the distinguished Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, joins Ayelet Gundar-Goshen and Josh Glancy to talk about her forthcoming book, Chains of Sand, a contemporary novel about identity, family and clashes of culture, set between London and Israel.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen


Ayelet Gundar-Goshen is an Israeli psychologist, author and script writer. Her film scripts have won prizes at international festivals, including the Berlin Today Award and the New York City Short Film Festival Award. One Night Markovitch, her first novel, won the prestigious Sapir Prize for best debut.

Jemma Wayne


Jemma Wayne studied Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge University and began her career as a journalist at the JC. She now works freelance, splitting her time between journalism, writing for stage, and prose. Her first play, Negative Space, was staged at Hampstead’s New End Theatre to critical aacclaim.

Josh Glancy


Josh Glancy is special correspondent for The Sunday Times, reporting for the paper from across Britain and Europe. Prior to this he was the paper's Washington bureau chief and spent five years reporting from across most of America, but never Alaska or the Dakotas. He's also a columnist for The Sunday Times and The Jewish Chronicle.

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