Join Mona Eltahawy and Torrey Peters, two of the most insightful and disruptive contemporary writers, for a conversation about feminism and gender.
Feminist Mona Eltahawy’s work is unsettling and discomfiting, precisely because it needs to be. Her Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls interrogates the social sins women and girls, cisgender and transgender alike, are indoctrinated to avoid – and in doing so creates a defiant and disruptive manifesto. Torrey Peters’s Detransition, Baby was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2021. A visceral, endlessly funny interrogation of life, sex, and gender, this insight into the domestic lives of trans women in Obama-era New York is nothing short of essential reading.
Torrey Peters writes out of New York and holds an FMA from the Univeristy of Iowa and a Masters in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth.
Egyptian-American Mona Eltahawy is a feminist author, commentator, and public speaker. Her goal is always to disrupt patriarchy.
‘The striking thing about Torrey Peters’s first novel is not its vivid portrait of trans women’s lives in Obama-era Brooklyn, nor its mordant wit, but the sheer accomplishment of its carpentry … a brave defence of what it means to be a woman – and a mother’ – Roz Kaveney, TLS
‘The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls … exhorts and advocates for more confidence, more clarity, more of a sense of value and rights, more pleasure and joy for women. With its gloriously energetic, rampaging prose, it also inspires those things’ – Rebecca Solnit
The event will be chaired by writer and journalist Una Mullally.