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Gemma Weekes

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Gemma Weekes ( East End , 1978 ) is a British writer and poet .

Her first novel , Love Me , released in 2008 and published by Chatto & Windus , is set between London and New York [1] , and has received positive reviews from the Guardian ( a delight ), the Independent ( hits you where you feel it most ) and the Daily Telegraph ( a wonderfully assured debut ). The story tells of Eden and Zed, who found themselves after ten years in which rejection and rejection have played their part. In love for a short time in New York, still teenagers, Zed is now a rapperand poet; Eden instead dreams of a future as a photographer, but is still embarrassed and insecure of its means. He can not do without Zed, a " Pepsi- colored" eyed boy who does not seem to return because he is enraptured by a skinny blonde model named Max. Encouraged by the letters of the exuberant Aunt K, Eden decides to return to New York. a new environment, where the cruel truths of the past await you. Since 2010 it is also available in Italian , edited by Alacrán with a translation by Seba Pezzani.

Gemma Weekes has also written poems, published by Penguin Books in New Black Writing in Britain (2000) and Peepal Tree in the Red - Contemporary Black British Poetry (2010, with the support of the Arts Council England ), and are interpreted by her anywhere in the United Kingdom. The passion for jazz led her to collaborate with musicians Nitin Sawhney and Lyric L .

She holds a degree in English and Film (English and Film Studies) from Brunel University in Uxbridge in 2002. She lives in London.

Her most recent work as a musician can be seen on Vimeo in the music video "Sickness."


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