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Kevin Jared Hosein: Hungry Ghosts


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Hear from celebrated Caribbean novelist Kevin Jared Hosein on his highly anticipated debut literary tour of Australia.

About the event

Kevin Jared Hosein is fast becoming known as one of global literature’s most exciting new talents. His new novel, Hungry Ghosts, explores violence, religion, family and class against the backdrop of 1940s colonial central Trinidad. This extraordinary work has received praise from literary icons such as Bernardine Evaristo and the late, great Hilary Mantel, who called the work ‘deeply impressive’.

This August, don’t miss your opportunity to hear Kevin Jared Hosein in conversation with screenwriter and author Cath Moore, discussing his latest work of fiction, exploring Trinidad’s colonial past, and promoting an appreciation of Caribbean literature to a global audience.


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The bookseller for this event is The Sun Bookshop.


Kevin Jared Hosein

Kevin Jared Hosein is a Caribbean novelist. He was named overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2018, and was the Caribbean regional winner in 2015. He has published two books: The Repenters and The Beast of Kukuyo. The latter received a CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult L... Read more

Cath Moore

Cath Moore is an award-winning author, academic and filmmaker whose work has screened on SBS, Channel 7 and ABC TV. For the past 15 years she has taught in the creative writing department of Melbourne University. Cath also works as a story developer and script consultant both here and in New Zealand... Read more


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