Jess Kidd Reads from The Night Ship
From Damian Barr’s Literary Salon Podcast
Damian Barr’s Literary Salon tempts the world’s best writers to read exclusively from their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Star guests include Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Yaa Gyasi, Mary Beard, Diana Athill and Louis de Bernières—all in front of a live audience at leading glamorous locations world-wide. Our London home is the Savoy. Suave salonnière Damian Barr is your host.
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One shipwreck. Two misfits. 300 years apart. The Night Ship is a feat of imagination from award-winning author Jess Kidd. We’re delighted to have her read on our podcast from her new novel, an accomplished work of fiction that takes place across dual timelines.
In 1629, Mayken is aboard the Batavia which is doomed to crash on the shores of Beacon Island in Western Australia. Gil joins his grandfather on the very same island in 1989 where old rivalries remain unsettled. Their stories mirror one another in unexpected ways to produce a spellbinding and page-turning novel.
This podcast is edited and produced by Megan Bay Dorman, and programmed by Matt Casbourne.