New short story collection, <em>South, North</em>, to be published by Myriad in 2019

New short story collection, South, North, to be published by Myriad in 2019

Elleke Boehmer will publish a new collection of short stories, entitled South, North, with Myriad in 2019.

From Myriad’s press release:

South, North by Elleke Boehmer is a collection of short stories that track lives across continents from the perspective of the southern hemisphere. An African student in England longs for her desert home; a shy Argentine travel agent agonises about joining her boyfriend in New York; a soldier is haunted by his past; a writer’s widow fends off the attentions of his predatory biographer. […][Publishing Director Candida] Lacey bought world rights in South, North directly from the author; Myriad will publish in October 2019.

Read the article in Bookbrunch Daily

Further South: A Roundtable

Further South: A Roundtable

Elleke Boehmer will participate in the Further South roundtable at the University of Adelaide with Prof. Stephen Muecke, Dr Emma McEwin, Dr Meg Samuelson, and Prof. Anthony Uhlmann, chaired by Prof. Nicholas Jose.

Hosted by the Department of English and Creative Writing, the Further South Roundtable is an opportunity to follow up issues raised at last November’s event ‘Cultural Musing: The South’.

Review of <em>Indian Arrivals</em> in <em>The Review of English Studies</em>

Review of Indian Arrivals in The Review of English Studies

Máire Ní Fhlathúin’s review of Indian Arrivals, published in 2016 in The Review of English Studies has just come to our attention. The piece contains high praise for the book:

This book, [Boehmer’s] most imaginatively wrought to date, is evidence of a critic working at the height of her ability, capable of bringing together the large-scale changes of history as well as dwelling on the fascinating details and connections that light up the networks she describes.

Read the full review

Kate McLoughlin: “Elleke Boehmer: Lammergeyer and Gogga”

Kate McLoughlin: “Elleke Boehmer: Lammergeyer and Gogga”

Prof. Kate McLoughlin (Oxford) has written a blog post on a memorable scene in The Shouting in the Dark for the TORCH blog:

The scene that stays with me from The Shouting in the Dark, her most recent novel, is one in which the young female protagonist, Ella, is out for a Sunday walk with her parents and their dog in the pine plantations above Braemar, near Durban.

Read the full post

Prof. McLoughlin is the convener of the Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series.

Memoir and Memory: Aminatta Forna in conversation with Elleke Boehmer

Memoir and Memory: Aminatta Forna in conversation with Elleke Boehmer

Aminatta Forna, OBE (novelist and memoirist, Lannan Visiting Professor of Poetics at Georgetown University) will be in conversation with Elleke Boehmer in the first event of the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series 2017-18 ‘Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation’.

In this conversation, award-winning novelist and memoirist Aminatta Forna and Elleke Boehmer will discuss the ways in which Forna’s work (which includes her novel The Memory of Love and memoir about Sierra Leone, The Devil That Danced on the Water) have portrayed situations of conflict and post-conflict, and how literature can offer new perspectives on commemoration, reconstruction and reconciliation.


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