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An evening with Rebecca Watson

24 July @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome the acclaimed author, Rebecca Watson to West Kirby, to celebrate the publication of I WILL CRASH

We are thrilled to welcome the acclaimed author, Rebecca Watson to West Kirby, to celebrate the publication of her second novel, I WILL CRASH.

Join us on Wednesday 24th July, 7pm, when Rebecca will be in conversation with Jordan from the bookshop, before answering questions from the audience and signing copies of the book.

Tickets are £6 standard admission/ £17 inc. a copy of I WILL CRASH and complimentary drinks will be provided. Tickets are non-refundable but if you can’t make it to the event and would like a signed/dedicated copy of the book please let us know via email, hello@thewestkirbybookshop.com


‘Rebecca Watson’s unique style is completely immersive; I felt as though I was inside of Rosa’s head, spiralling with her into uncertain memories. I Will Crash is an unforgettable ghost story.’
— Natasha Brown, author of ASSEMBLY.

I Will Crash proves once again that there is nothing received, nothing complacent, nothing taken for granted in the writing of Rebecca Watson. Her writing builds itself from first principles, concentrates itself into only what is essential and startling, in a voice that feels both carved and floating.’ — Colin Barrett, author of WILD HOUSES.

From the acclaimed author of little scratch, this is a moving, powerfully honest novel about how we love, how we grieve and how we forgive.

It’s been six years since Rosa last saw her brother. Six years since they last spoke. Six years since they last fought. Six years since she gave up on the idea of having a brother.

She’s spent that time carefully not thinking about him. Not remembering their childhood. Not mentioning those stories, even to the people she loves.

Now the distance she had so carefully put between them has collapsed. Can she find a way to make peace – to forgive, to be forgiven – when the past she’s worked so hard to contain threatens to spill over into the present?


Rebecca Watson is part-time Assistant Arts Editor at the Financial Times and one of the Observer’s ten best debut novelists of 2021. She has been published in the TLS, Granta and the Guardian. In 2018, she was shortlisted for The White Review Short Story Prize, and in 2021, she was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize.


24 July
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The West Kirby Bookshop
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The West Kirby Bookshop
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