in discussion with
Karen Joy Fowler
A Virtual Event!
This virtual event with Nicola Griffith and discussion partner Karen Joy Fowler is free to attend! We are offering signed bookplates for this event! (while supplies last)
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How to Order Signed Bookplates from Nicola Griffith for MENEWOOD:
Add MENEWOOD to your cart.
At checkout in the "order comments" box, simply write "bookplate." Please note that it may be up to several business weeks after the order deadline for you to receive your bookplate. Thank you for understanding!
What is a bookplate?
A bookplate is an autographed sticker that can then be put in the book! Though your book won’t be directly signed, bookplates allow us to host long-distance authors for our virtual events.
About the Authors
NICOLA GRIFFITH is a dual UK/US citizen who lives in Seattle, Washington. She is the author of award-winning novels including SPEAR, HILD, and AMMONITE, and has written for NATURE, NEW SCIENTIST, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE GUARDIAN, and other publications. She is the founder and cohost of #CripLit, holds a PhD from Anglia Ruskin University, and enjoys a ferocious bout of wheelchair boxing. She is married to the novelist and screenwriter Kelley Eskridge.
Karen Joy Fowler is the author of seven novels, including SARAH CANARY, which won the Commonwealth medal for best first novel by a Californian and THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, a NY Times bestseller. Also three short story collections, two of which won the World Fantasy Award in their respective years. Her novel WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES, won the PEN/FAULKNER for fiction in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Man/Booker. Her most recent novel, BOOTH, was published in March of 2022.
Making a much-anticipated return to the world of Hild, Nicola Griffith’s Menewood transports readers back to seventh-century Britain, a land of rival kings and religions poised for epochal change. Hild is no longer the bright child who made a place in Edwin Overking’s court with her seemingly supernatural insight. She is eighteen, honed and tested, the formidable lady of Elmet, now building her personal stronghold in the valley of Menewood.
But old alliances are fraying. Younger rivals are snapping at Edwin’s heels. War is brewing—bitter war, winter war. Not knowing whom to trust, Edwin becomes volatile and recalls his young advisor to court. There Hild begins to understand the true extent of the chaos ahead—and realizes she must find a way to navigate the turbulence and fight to protect both the kingdom and her own people.
She will face the losses and devastation of total war, and then must summon the determination to forge a radically different path for herself and her people. In the valley, her last redoubt, Hild draws strength from the fierce joy she finds in the natural world, as, slowly, her community takes root. She trains herself and her unexpected allies in new ways of thinking, learning what it means to gather and wield true power. And she prepares for one last wager: risking all on a single throw for a better future.