Paris, London and Bombay form a backdrop for a young woman’s search for fulfillment in Anjali Joseph’s Another Country. Her first novel Saraswati Park won the Betty Trask Prize and India’s Vodafone Crossword Book Award for Fiction. Grażyna Plebanek is the author of four highly acclaimed novels including Illegal Liaisons – a bestseller in her native Poland and set in the world of Brussels eurocrats, it explores desire and family drama from a male perspective. Noémi Szécsi’s linguistic tour de force, The Finno-Ugrian Vampire, tells the story of a reluctant young vampire in contemporary Budapest, experimenting with her sexuality and striving to become a children’s author against the wishes of her 200-year-old grandmother. They will be discussing everything from sexuality to the importance of setting in their fiction with local author Sherry Ashworth. This event is supported by the Polish Cultural Institute, Balassi Institute, Hungarian Cultural Centre London and Stork Press. The event is also part of the Pole Position autumn book promotion of new Polish writing.