Cecile Pin: Wandering Souls

Event information

Where: Collected Books, Unit 44 The Riverwalk, Durham DH1 4SL

Date: Saturday 14 October

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Cost: £5

Type: Durham Book Festival , Durham Book Festival 2023 Saturday


One night, not long after the last American troops leave Vietnam, siblings Anh, Thanh and Minh say goodbye to their family and village. Alone in the world, they navigate refugee camps and resettlement centres until, by a twist of fate, they arrive in Thatcher’s Britain.

Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Wandering Souls paints a heart-wrenching portrait of a family in unimaginable adversity while exploring the power of stories to heal generational wounds.

Cecile Pin grew up in Paris and New York City before moving to London at 18. She has been longlisted for the Bad Form Young Writer’s prize and is a London Writers Awards 2021 winner.

Chaired by Naomi Booth