In Conversation: Mateo Askaripour and Jason Mott
with Dr Yvonne Battle-Felton.
A double bill of young, passionate and talented New York authors each writing with distinctive style and energy. Mateo Askaripour’s Black Buck is a crackling satirical debut novel about a young man given a high risk shot at stardom as the lone Black salesman at a mysterious, cult-like, and wildly successful startup. Jason Mott’s Hell of a Book fizzes with playful invention and intelligence following an unnamed writer beset by troubling visions on a surreal book tour in the midst of social and political upheaval. Powerful, timely, provocative and unflinching these are books getting to the heart of racism for Black Americans.
Black Buck: ‘Sharp, clever and often hilarious’ New York Post
Hell of a Book: “… this novel twisted me up and turned me inside out, dazzled me, surprised me and moved me.” Charles Yu
- Mateo Askaripour
- Jason Mott
- Dr Yvonne Battle-Felton (interviewer), Lecturer in Creative Writing and Creative Industries at Sheffield Hallam University
- Part of Off the Shelf Festival of Words 2021