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Wed, 21 Feb


Clemo Books

Ian Russell-Hsieh I’m New Here

Join us in the bookshop to meet author Ian Russell-Hsieh and learn all about his debut book!

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Ian Russell-Hsieh I’m New Here
Ian Russell-Hsieh I’m New Here

Time & Location

21 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 20:30

Clemo Books, 33b Bank St, Newquay TR7 1DJ, UK

About the event

I’m New Here is Cornwall based author Ian Russell-Hsieh’s debut book and he’s coming to Clemo Books to talk all about it! Ian is a writer and journalist. Specialising in culture and lifestyle, he is a regular contributor to Mr Porter, and his work has also appeared in The Guardian, Dazed, Highsnobiety and more. Read on to find out what his debut novel is about and if you want to come along get your tickets today.

Fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend, Taiwanese-British photographer Sean flies to Taipei to seek oblivion. Lost in the neon heat of his parents' homeland, though, all he finds is alienation. He spends his days sleeping feverishly in a bleak hotel bedroom, and his nights alternating between casual sex and a crappy striplit doughnut bar. Whatever he thought Taiwan would give him, it hasn’t worked: he feels as distanced and resentful of his heritage as he ever has. Then, a chance encounter with a mysterious older man draws him into a friendship where the terms of engagement are quickly, ominously blurred. For every tentative step towards connection, Sean’s grasp on reality unravels, as the demands of the past and the present begin to take their toll. As events draw to a disturbing head, Sean’s mind spirals, until he’s not sure what’s left of him at all. Appealing to fans of Boy Parts and Luster, I’m New Here is a thrilling, hallucinatory debut and masterclass in unreliable narration that positions Ian Russell-Hsieh as one of the most exciting new authors in the UK.

Ticket options include entry to the event or entry to the event + a copy of I'm New Here which Ian will sign. A complimentary glass of wine or apple juice is also included in the ticket price.

The event is expected to last 60 - 90 minutes.


  • I'm New Here

    This ticket includes a complimentary drink!

    +£0.08 service fee
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  • I'm New Here + Book

    This ticket includes a signed copy of I'm New Here and a complimentary drink!

    +£0.45 service fee
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