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Midge Gillies, Academic Director of Creative Writing, will be talking to Nick Bradley, author of the best-selling The Cat and The City, about writing a debut novel and how Japan has influenced his work. Nick, who is fluent in Japanese and has a PhD in Creative Writing, has recently joined ICE as a Teaching Associate. Novelist David Mitchell described The Cat and The City, which is now available in paperback, as “vibrant and accomplished”. It was a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick, longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award, 2021, and has been so far translated into ten languages.

Be in with a chance of winning one of three signed copies of Nick Bradley's The Cat and The City. All event attendees will be entered into a prize draw and three winners will  be selected at random on Friday 3 September. View the terms and conditions here. If you don't want to be included in this competition, please email

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Event date

Thursday, 2 September, 2021 - 19:00