Vendela Vida will be in conversation about The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty on Sunday 23rd July in the Drift Tent – approximate timing 3.30pm. Buy tickets here

Vendela Vida is the award-winning author of five books, including Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name, The Lovers and The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty. She is a founding co-editor of The Believer Magazine and also the co-editor of Always Apprentices, a collection of interviews with writers, and Confidence, or the Appearance of Confidence, a collection of interviews with musicians. She co-wrote the 2009 film Away We Go, directed by Sam Mendes and as a fellow at the Sundance Labs, she developed Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name into a script, which received the Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award. Two of Vida’s novels have been New York Times Notable Books of the year, and she is the winner of the Kate Chopin Award, given to a writer whose female protagonist chooses an unconventional path. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages.