Galaxy British Book Awards winner Jackie Kay performs at Norwich Arts Centre

Galaxy British Book Awards winner Jackie Kay performs at Norwich Arts Centre

Jackie Kay, Winner of the Galaxy British Book Awards deciBel Writer of the Year Award 2007, performs at Norwich Arts Centre on Thursday 24th May. ‘Wish I Was Here’ is a live reading of two tragically funny short stories, set to a specially commissioned soundscape by composer Jon Nicholls.

In How to Get Away with Suicide, Malcolm’s marriage disintegrates; he leaves his wife and children and moves into a flat nearby, yet feels so far away. Malcolm rants through the night, searching for the perfect way to kill himself and make it look like an accident.

You Go When You Can No Longer Stay tells the story of Hilary and Ruth. After years together, Hilary suddenly runs up a vast credit card bill, takes to drinking rich red wines, reads slim volumes of poetry and becomes thin. Martin Amis has crept into their relationship and Hilary is leaving.

Jackie Kay is one of Britain’s best known and loved writers, and has just been shortlisted for the National Short Story Prize. Her four books of poetry have sold thousands of copies, while her fiction – Trumpet (winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize), Why Don’t You Stop Talking? and Wish I Was Here – has been massively popular.

“Jackie Kay is a virtuoso of voices that go straight to your guts” Independent on Sunday

Tickets for the show are £6 or £5 for concessions. To book tickets, please call the Norwich Arts Centre Box Office on 01603 660352 or book online at For all event listings, please visit

Region: All
Start Date: 24/05/2007
End Date: 24/05/2007
Start Time: 20.00
Venue: Norwich Arts Centre
Venue Address: St. Benedicts Street, Norwich
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Jan Robertson
Phone: 01603 660387