Black Girls Book Club In Conversation with Leone Ross – ‘This One Sky Day’


Thursday 29 April, 7.30pm

Includes a copy of ‘This One Sky Day’ (RRP £16.99).

Attendees will be emailed the Zoom password and access link no later than the morning of the event.




About ‘This One Sky Day’

Dawn breaks across the archipelago of Popisho. The world is stirring awake again, each resident with their own list of things to do: A wedding feast to conjure and cook An infidelity to investigate A lost soul to set free As the sun rises two star-crossed lovers try to find their way back to one another across this single day. When night falls, all have been given a gift, and many are no longer the same. The sky is pink, and some wonder if it will ever be blue again.

About Leone Ross

Leone Ross was born in England and grew up in Jamaica. Her first novel, All the Blood Is Red, was longlisted for the Orange Prize, and her second novel, Orange Laughter, was chosen as a BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour Watershed Fiction favourite. Her short fiction has been widely anthologised and her first short-story collection, the 2017 Come Let Us Sing Anyway was nominated for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, the Jhalak Prize, the Saboteur Awards and the OCM BOCAS Prize. Ross has taught creative writing for twenty years, at University College Dublin, Cardiff University and Roehampton University in London. She is editor of the first black British anthology of speculative fiction, due out in 2022 with Peepal Tree Press. Prior to writing fiction, Ross worked as a journalist. Leone Ross lives in London but intends to retire near water.

About Black Girls Book Club

Black Girls Book Club was founded by Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A Carter to create a safe space for Black women to come together over a shared love of books. They have interviewed, amongst many others, Tayari Jones, Malorie Blackman, Diane Abbott and Bernardine Evaristo. They have featured in British Vogue, Stylist, Time Out, and on the BBC and Sky Arts. Their debut book GROWN: The Black Girls Guide to Growing up will be published by Bloomsbury in 2021.