Salena Godden is an English poet, author, activist, broadcaster, essayist, and memoirist.
Her debut novel Mrs Death Misses Death has been picked as a Bookseller Editor’s Choice, a NetGalley Book of the Month, and recommended on the Sky Arts Book Club. It's described by the publisher as “intoxicating and life-affirming” and in The Bookseller as “an original, exuberant novel, freewheeling from prose to poetry to non fiction, truly one of a kind.”
Listen below as Salena Godden reads excerpts from Mrs Death Misses Death.
About the book:
Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spending eternity doing her job and now she seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. Wolf Willeford, a troubled young writer, is well acquainted with death, but until now hadn’t met Death in person – a Black, working-class woman who shape-shifts and does her work unseen.
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Salena Godden is featured on Episode 12 of The Great American Folk Show. Listen >