Leila Mottley

Leila Mottley has been hailed as ‘the voice of a generation’. An acclaimed youth poet, her first novel, NIGHTCRAWLING, was bought in a thirteen-way auction in the States, a nine-way auction in the UK and has already sold into eight languages. Inspired by a true scandal underpinning the police department in Oakland, California, Mottley’s home town, it is an unforgettable novel about young people navigating the darkest corners of an adult world, told with a humanity that is at once agonising and utterly mesmerising.

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5x15 - 5 Speakers, 15 Minutes Each - June 2022

Online, Via Zoom
Online, Via Zoom
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Join us in June for an online evening of extraordinary true-life stories, beautiful books and the finest new fiction