Garth Greenwell leads a reading workshop on James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

American author Garth Greenwell explores Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin. Just as Greenwell's own debut novel What Belongs to You does, Baldwin's 1956 work provides complex representations of homosexuality with empathy and artistry, thereby promoting a broader discussion on same-sex attraction. Expect an open discussion from the start: you can either read the book ahead of the event or be inspired to pick it up afterwards.

About Garth Greenwell

Garth Greenwell is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop, where he was an Arts Fellow. His novella Mitko won the Miami University Press Novella Prize and was a finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and a Lambda Literary Award. His novel What Belongs to You has been widely acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic.