Harry Josephine Giles

Deep Wheel Orcadia

County Buildings
In person event
Thu 30 Sep
16:00 UK

Deep Wheel Orcadia is a magical first: a science-fiction verse-novel written in the Orkney Dialect. A chance encounter between two interstellar travellers may change both of their lives forever. Astrid is on her way home from art school on Mars, seeking inspiration. Darling is looking for a place to hide from a life that never fitted in before. Their paths cross on Deep Wheel Orcadia, a distant space station struggling for survival as the pace of change threatens to leave the community behind.  

About the author: Harry Josephine Giles is a writer and performer from Orkney, now living in Leith. They have lived on four islands, each larger than the last. They have an MA in Theatre Directing from East 15 Acting School and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Stirling. Harry Josephine’s work generally happens in the crunchy places where performance and politics get muddled up.

Supported by Claire and Mark Urquhart

Deep Wheel Orcadia is available on the Wigtown Book Festival online bookshop HERE

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