Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour & Hell of a Book by Jason Mott (book covers)
Video, 50 mins

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




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