Meet the Author

Open Mind will be hosting a Meet the Author book evening on Friday 15 January at 7.30pm in the Hall with local author and member of our congregation, Emily Winslow Stark.

Emily Winslow, author of the Cambridge-set crime novels The Whole World, The Start of Everything, and The Red House, will be speaking about what it’s like to set novels in a real place, how to juggle the expectations and subtle vocabulary mismatches of both a US and UK audience, and how Cambridge has inspired her. Her books, which are told by multiple first-person narrators including two series detectives, have been called “brilliant” (The Washington Post), “vivid” (Parade magazine) and “dazzling” (Shelf Awareness). Despite Emily’s cheerful life as a homeschooling mum, master crime writer Sophie Hannah calls her “a precise and expert analyst of the darkest parts of the human psyche.”

Wine & refreshments will be served and books will be available for sale. Tickets (£4) are available from St Andrew’s Hall or at the door.