Illuminating Companions: A Masterclass with Writer in Residence Rowan Hisayo Buchanan


They might be thought of as a staple of children’s literature, but animals are as much at home in Chekov and Steinbeck as they are in Beatrix Potter and C.S. Lewis. Explore how animals in fiction can illuminate their human companions.

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is a Japanese-British-Chinese-American author whose writing has appeared in TriQuarterly and the Tin House Open Bar. Her debut novel, Harmless Like You, is about the complexities of identity, art, friendships and familial bonds.

Tickets are priced at £35 which includes lunch and tea / coffee.

To book, please call 01244 532350 or email

Read Rowan's interview with the Guardian here.