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Ashley Hickson-Lovence: Author of Your Show

Saturday 21st October

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From Jamaica to Sheffield to the recently formed Premier League, Uri rises through the ranks as a referee, making it to the highest level of our national game. But along the way he is confronted with tensions and prejudices, old and new, which emerge as his every move is watched, analysed and commented on.

Norwich based author, Phd and creative writing lecturer Ashley Hixon-Lovence will be in conversation about his second novel YOUR SHOW, a stirring, stylistically unorthodox novel that fictionalises the life of Uriah Rennie, the Premier League’s first Black referee. It is a book about a football referee, yes, but it is also the story of one man’s pioneering efforts to make it, against the odds, to the very top of his profession and beyond.

Ashley will also read a short extract and talk about his upcoming East Anglia based novel for Young Adults WILD EAST which is due to be published in early 2024.

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