AViVA in conversation
Please note: This is an online event.
AViVA is a multidisciplinary artist, with international success, garnering more than 3 billion global streams on her music to date. Since breaking into the music world in 2017, she has explored the themes of control and isolation. AViVA describes her songs as being about the ‘outsider experience’, an experience she expresses in all her lyrics, musical videos and accompanying imagery.
Her YA novel, self/less explores a world where self-expression is banned. Seventeen-year-old Teddy lives in the walled-in city Metropolis. Radical laws condemn all forms of self-expression and creativity, and the lives of the people are carefully constructed and controlled by the City Council. When Teddy finds out the truth behind one of the City’s biggest lies, she slips out into the darkness of the City after curfew. She is captured by a stranger and held prisoner in an old bomb shelter. Here, Teddy discovers that there is a world beneath Metropolis, a world where a growing web of clans are fighting to keep their humanity alive, and waiting for a leader to unite them and lead them back up into the light.
We are beside ourselves to have AViVA chatting with Reading’s own Lucie Dess about this explosive new novel.
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