A series of fleeting images and memories ... united by the high intelligence and beauty of Hardwick's prose'—Sally Rooney
Forgotten Fiction is a monthly book club where we travel back in time to rediscover 'lost' literary gems of the 20th Century. Hosted by me, each session is curated around a specific theme and features carefully chosen books to provide the basis for our discussion, which is always light-hearted, informal and fun.
July's club, themed 'Life Writing', will discuss Elizabeth Hardwick's Sleepless Nights, a unique collage of fiction and memoir, letters and essays, portraits and dreams. First published in 1979, and now republished by Faber, it is more than the story of a life: it is Elizabeth Hardwick's experience of womanhood in the twentieth century.
Numbers strictly limited, please book promptly to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £8/£6 (students) and include a gin cocktail