Join us for an evening with Francisco Garcia and Chris McQueer where they'll discussing Francisco's new book If You Were There: Missing People and the Marks They Leave Behind. Described by Andrew O'Hagan as 'One of the non-fiction books of the year.' A powerful, evocative and deeply personal journey into the world of missing people.
rancisco Garcia is a writer and journalist, who has written long form features, reports and essays for The Guardian, Financial Times, VICE, New Statesman, Prospect, Time Out, i-D, Dazed, The Independent and many others. His first book, If You Were: Missing People and the Marks They Leave Behind, was published by HarperCollins in May 2021. He is currently working on a second non fiction title for the same publishers, among other projects.
Chris McQueer is a writer from Glasgow. He has written two collections of short stories, Hings & HWFG, the first of which was adapted into a BBC Scotland series and won the Herald Arts & Culture Award for outstanding literature in 2019. He is currently working on his first novel.
Attendees will be required to check in to the venue and wear their masks for the duration of the event. If you're unable to attend but still want to grab signed copies you can pre-order If You Were There