Outsiders and imagination

Tags: Fiction, Race

Debut novelists Louise Hare and Beth Morrey take very different subjects for their books, but share central characters who are outsiders looking for their place in the world. In Hare’s This Lovely City, her heroine arrives on the Empire Windrush to post-war London, but soon learns that new arrivals are treated with suspicion; while in Saving Missy, Morrey examines the loneliness of a prickly woman who finds that there are still second chances – even at 79. From Derby Book Festival.