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Author Bella Bathurst shares experiences for Deaf Awareness Week

Author Bella Bathurst will be speaking about her life experiences and her books at a free event in Edinburgh this week.

Come along and join her at Edinburgh Central Library’s George Washington Browne Room on Thursday 9th May from 6.30pm until 8pm.

Bella Bathurst writes both fiction and non-fiction. Her first novel, Special, was published in 2002 and was long listed for the Orange Prize. Her first non-fiction book, The Lighthouse Stevensons, was a national bestseller, won a Somerset Maugham prize and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. She has also written The Wreckers, published in 2004, and The Bicycle Book, published in 2011 by HarperPress.

In 2017 her book Sound was published by Profile, exploring deafness in its many forms including across the music industry and military, as well as telling Bella’s own story of losing her hearing in her twenties and then unexpectedly regaining it twelve years later.

There will be an induction loop available and a BSL interpreter in attendance.