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Sex and the Older Woman

7.30 - 8.30 pm

Debut author, MJ Greenwood, chats to Novel Nights about writing unconventional older characters who are still interested in sex. 

The female lead in The Blue Hour,  Tilly Barwise is based on Greenwood’s ‘outrageous’ mother. Tilly, at 89 has led a very full life, “I surveyed the talent. There wasn’t much and then, in he came, a man worth my time.”

The Blue Hour, published in 2021, focuses on a bond between Tilly and her shy carer, Ava. The dual-timeline story begins with Tilly’s World War Two love affair in Liverpool and contrasts that with life in Cornwall. 

MJ Greenwood’s novel was picked up by literary agent Curtis Brown after her MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University but it took three years for it to be published. 

Writers and readers will have the chance to ask the author questions after the talk.  

Hosted by Grace Palmer, Novel Nights