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Exiles on Main Street

Two Emerging Writers: Jonathan Pizarro and Golnoosh Nour

Zoom-based event

Friday 29 October, 7pm
£PayWhatYouCan

Exiles on Main Street presents two emerging writers, both writing in a London that is neither their home town nor the capital of their home territory. Both explore cultural conflict and misunderstanding, not least as both writers are also LGBT. 

Jonathan Pizarro is a Gibraltarian writer living in London. He studied Creative Writing at Brunel University, where he was mentored by Bernardine Evaristo, who encouraged him to explore the intersections between Queerness and his cultural identity. Other themes in his work include borders, immigration, language, breaking Mediterranean stereotypes, and the aftermath of Empire. His short fiction has been featured in Popshot, Litro, Untitled: Voices, and Queerlings, amongst others, and shortlisted for the Aurora Prize for Writing. He writes a regular non-fiction series, Exiliado, which discusses being Queer, Gibraltarian, and an immigrant in the UK. He has collaborated with Out on the Page to run successful writing courses, and co-edit their forthcoming anthology, Queer Writing for a Brave New World. He is working on his first novel, Sons of Lot, set in the Gibraltar of 1994.

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Golnoosh Nour was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1988 and moved to the UK to undertake an MA in Creative Writing. She is the author of The Ministry of Guidance and Other Stories, recently shortlisted for the Polari Prize. Her poetry collection, Rocksong, will be published in October by Verve Poetry Press. Have completed a PhD, Golnoosh teaches Creative Writing at the University of Reading. She’s the co-editor of Magma 80 and the anthology Queer Life, Queer Love, forthcoming with Muswell Press.

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