Temper by Phoebe Walker: book launch

  • DATE

    28 April 2023

  • TIME

    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm




    The Portico Library
    57 Mosley St, Manchester, M2 3HY

Following a move to the Netherlands, a young woman dissects her confrontation with boredom and unease.

In her newfound isolation, she develops an unusual friendship with a woman she neither likes, nor can keep away from. As her feelings of dislocation grow, larger anxieties about her purpose – or lack of it – begin to encroach. Intimate, incisive and brilliantly observed, Temper explores loneliness, self-worth and disconnection with head-nodding accuracy.

Phoebe Walker is a poet and novelist from Northumberland, currently living in Manchester. Her poetry has received an Eric Gregory Award, the Mairtín Crawford Poetry Award, and a Northern Writers’ Award. Temper is her first novel.