Tade Thompson is the author of Rosewater, a novel set in Africa in 2066, in the aftermath of a global alien visitation. Rosewater was a John W. Campbell Award finalist and winner of the 2017 NOMMO Award for Best Novel. His novella ‘The Murders of Molly Southbourne’ has recently been optioned for screen adaptation. He also writes short stories, notably ‘The Apologists’ which was nominated for a British Science Fiction Association Award. Born in London to Yoruba parents, he lives and works on the south coast of England where he battles an addiction to books. Tade will be in conversation about his work with Rob O’Connor from the York Literature Festival team.