Refugee Tales Books & Events


Refugee Tales, 2016 and Refugee Tales II, 2017 are published by Comma Press  … or ask in your local good bookshop! More details here

Listen here to The Appellant’s Tale written and read by David Herd

28 of the Refugee Tales are now available to hear via the 28for28.org website.

This astounding resource has the Tales which were released over 28 days.
Listen and watch as each is read by either by the writer or a celebrated actor.


Refugee Tales on BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

Not a future event but one to share from Boxing Day.

On Boxing Day 26/12/18 the BBC Radio 4 Today programme was guest edited by Kamila Shamsie who included an item on Refugee Tales and the Walk With Us around Reigate in November.

The item starts around 1.33.45 on the timeline.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001r7f

To accompany the programme there is a 3 minute video  which includes an interview with Gillian Slovo and others who have experienced detention.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06wllz1


University of Brighton, East Sussex

23 May 2019: 18:00

“Refugee Tales” at M2 Grande Parade, University of Brighton, Brighton BN2 0JY.
Roma Tearne will read “The Father’s Tale”.
Further details here.
Poster available here.


Derby Book Festival

2 June 2019: 11.00 – 11.55
Déda – in the heart of Derby. Join us as authors Patrick Gale and Marina Lewycka read their tales, based on the true stories of those who have been detained indefinitely.
Tickets available now! HERE


Glasgow Women’s Library
Refugee Festival Scotland

27 June 2019: morning and at 14.30

There will be a morning walk as part of the Refugee Festival Scotland. This will be followed in the afternoon by a Refugee Tales reading at the Glasgow Women’s Library at 14.30  with Jackie Kay and Sameena Zehra. Details and tickets: HERE.


Penzance Literary Festival

3 July 2019 and Refugee Tales will be in Penzance.
Borderlines is the theme of the Penzance Festival this year and Patrick Gale, Patron of the Festival, will be reading The Embroiderer’s Tale and in conversation with Anna Pincus about Refugee Tales. . Keep your fingers twitching for details here.


Feminist Library, Lambeth London

25 July 2019

Details to be confirmed – an event with Ali Smith and Patience Agbabi and Refugee Tales. More soon.