Now’s a Good Time to Revisit Naomi Alderman’s The Power
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.
This week, we revisit Naomi Alderman reading from her electrifying novel, The Power. Feminism! Superpowers! Amazing writing! A world in which a teenage girl could shock Mitch McConnell with a handshake! Enjoy.
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Naomi Alderman is a graduate of Oxford University and the University of East Anglia’s Creative Writing MA and has published award-winning short fiction in a number of anthologies. She has worked as an editor and game designer, and spent several years living in New York. She grew up in the Orthodox Jewish community in Hendon, the neighborhood in London where she now lives.