Introducing Hazel Manuel and her latest novel ‘Undressing Stone’

Alumni Event and Book Launch

Location:
Mathias Hall, Music Building, Bangor University
Time:
Tuesday 2 October 2018, 17:00–18:00
Presenter:
School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences
Contact:
Professor Martina Feilzer
More information:
Please register to attend

From Single Parent to CEO and Beyond

A story of a Social Policy graduate

Hazel Manuel, BA (hon) Social Policy, 1990 – 1993 is an Alumni of Bangor University and full-time novelist who lives in France. Hazel returns to Bangor to launch her latest novel including a reading and talk about her time at Bangor, her career, and how her daughter followed in her footsteps by studying History at Bangor.

‘UNDRESSING STONE’

A thought-provoking and sensual novel which explores the social absurdities that ensnare people in unsuitable lives.

Undressing Stone is Hazel’s third novel, all of which challenge our taken-for-granted assumptionsabout modern-day life, her previous books having taking on such timely themes as business ethics, female leadership, poverty tourism and social alienation. Through well-crafted prose and gripping plot,Hazel invites us to look beneath the surface of our experience.“I have always written to explore, and Undressing Stone is no different,” Hazel says. “My latesttale is of a woman who doesn’t feel she fits in. Many people will identify with her struggles - it is acelebration of the quietly unconventional.”Hazel’s writing follows a rewarding corporate career heading up two Wales-based educationcompanies. She now lives and writes between Paris and France’s Loire Valley where she runs writingretreats at a beautiful old farmhouse. Her first novel Kanyakumari won the 2013 Cinnamon Press Debut Novel Award and was nominated for Wales Book of the Year 2015, while her second novel The Geranium Woman won acclaim from the UK Institute of Leadership. Read more atwww.hazelmanuel.net.

Undressing Stone is one of this year's set texts on the Creative Writing MA at University of Hertfordshire. 

Contact: Hazel Manuel - hazel@hazelmanuel.net

Website: www.hazelmanuel.net

Sponsored by: The School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

The session will be followed by a Wine reception.