Had such a blast night in conversation with Paddy O'Reilly about her beautiful novel Other Houses at The Chestnut Tree Bookshop. It was such a lovely bookish night to talk about the themes of class, women in class, the voyeurism we feel in being in other people's houses.
Thank you Paddy for inviting me and Chestnut Tree Bookshop for hosting such a lovely event. It was my first table discussion and it felt so lovely and inclusive.
It has been so long since I have been out that it was such a pleasure to be in the world. Thank you Jodi Wiley for coming and taking photos for me. And thank you Affirm Press for your support and producing such a beautiful hardcover of Paddy's book. It is so tactile and such a lovely artefact.
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Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. She writes memoir, young adult and romance under the pen name Mae Archer.
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