Join us for an online event with author Xiran Jay Zhao as they talk to author Chloe Gong about their dazzling debut novel, Iron Widow 

Xiran will discuss Chinese history and culture and how this inspired them to write Iron Widow, the colourful world of cosplay and upcoming projects, and you’ll even get the chance to put your own questions to Xiran and Chloe at this unmissable event.


£5 general admission

£18 including a copy of Iron Widow (UK Post Only) 

£35 including copies of Iron Widow and Our Violent Ends (UK Post Only)


'Absolutely epic. This is the historical-inspired, futuristic sci-fi mash-up of my wildest dreams. Iron Widow charges headfirst into a world of giant mechas and uncompromising characters. The brutal beauty of Xiran Jay Zhao's writing kept me glued to the page from start to finish.' - Chloe Gong, author of These Violent Delights

Xiran Jay Zhao (they/them) is a first-gen immigrant from small-town China, now based in Canada, who was raised by the internet. A recent graduate of Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University, they wrote science fiction and fantasy while they probably should have been studying more about biochemical pathways. Iron Widow is their debut novel and is the first book in a duology.

Chloe Gong (she/her) is the New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and its sequel Our Violent Ends. She is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she double-majored in English and International Relations. Born is Shanghai and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Chloe is now located in New York pretending to be a real adult.