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Gabriel Krauze on Who They Was with Nico Walker

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Tuesday, 6:00 pm EDT July 13, 2021

Online via Zoom

By day, he’s Gabriel, an average university student studying the world from the safe distance of higher education. But by night, he’s Snoopz, a hard-living member of a London gang well-acquainted with drugs, guns, stabbings, and robbery. This unforgettable protagonist must navigate these dual sides of his life and come to terms with his present and his future. Gabriel a.k.a. Snoopz narrates Gabriel Krauze’s Who They Was, a thought-provoking debut novel long-listed for the Booker Prize about inner cities everywhere and the lost boys within them. Krauze will discuss his new book and his craft with colleague Nico Walker, author of bestselling novel Cherry. Cherry was adapted into a feature film starring Tom Holland and directed by the Russo brothers earlier this year.


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In Conversation

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    Gabriel Krauze

    Gabriel Krauze

    Gabriel Krauze grew up in London in a Polish Family and was drawn to a life of crime and gangs from an early age. He has left that world behind and is recapturing his life through writing. Who They Was, his first novel, was long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Booker Prize.

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    Nico Walker

    Nico Walker

    Nico Walker is a member of the National Writers Union and the International Federation of Journalists. He is the author of Cherry (a novel), published by Alfred A. Knopf in August of 2018.

    Photo by Michael Krim