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Author Natasha Brown discusses her breakthrough debut novel Assembly

“It was important to me to try and use the book to explore this shift and this gap between what I see in the media, what I see in fiction and on television and what I’d observed in life.” – Natasha Brown

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Bold and provocative, Natasha Brown’s debut novel Assembly cuts to the heart of race relations in modern Britain.

A clear-eyed and harrowing exposé of privilege, ambition and the legacies of colonisation, Assembly was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize, the Orwell Prize and the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Brown joined host Jamila Rizvi for the Wheeler Centre’s Spring Fling series for a wide-ranging discussion about race, class and identity.

Presented in partnership with RMIT Culture and supported by Future Women.

With thanks to UNSW Centre for Ideas.

This event was recorded on Thursday 10 November 2022 at The Capitol.

The bookseller for this event was Readings. 

Featured music is Diffuser by Shiruky

Photo by Harper St Clair

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