Douglas Stuart, the Booker prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain, will join us to discuss his second novel, Young Mungo.
About this event
Following the titular Protestant main character who tentatively falls in love with an older Catholic boy amid Glasgow’s brutal post-Thatcher and hyper-masculine landscape, Young Mungo is a novel that “confirms Stuart as a prodigious talent”.
Boasting masterful storytelling and presenting an urgent addition to the unsung stories about the violence faced by so many queer people, this is a gritty, sobering, but ultimately hopeful novel. Stuart is also the author of Shuggie Bain, which won the Booker prize in 2020, and for which he is currently writing a TV adaptation. Stuart also works as a fashion designer in New York and has written for the New Yorker and LitHub.
He will join our next Book Club to discuss the novel, its themes, and his inspirations with the Guardian’s chief books writer, Lisa Allardice.
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