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June 15

Linda Grant, In Conversation

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Queen Anne Court, Old Royal Naval College
Greenwich, London, SE10 9LS United Kingdom
June 15, 2019
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
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Linda Grant, the Orange Prize-winning novelist on A Stranger City

 

‘A Stranger City feels like a very important novel for right now: no politically ponderous diatribe but a witty, accessible and deeply humanising story about people — about us — and the societal shipwreck we’re stuck in.’ Francesca McCoy, Evening Standard

 

When a dead body is found in the Thames, caught in the chains of HMS Belfast, it sets off a search for a missing woman and confirms a sense that in London a person can become invisible once outside their community. Assuming they even have a community. The Orange Prize-winning novelist weaves a tale around ideas of home; how London can be a place of exile or expulsion, how home can be a physical place or an idea. How all our lives intersect and how coincidence or the randomness of birthplace can decide how we live and with whom.

 

Linda Grant is an award-winning novelist and journalist of six novels and four works of non-fiction. In 2000, she won the Orange Prize for Fiction for When We Lived in Modern Times. The Clothes on Their Backs was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008 and went on to win the South Bank award. In 2017, The Dark Circle was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. She won the Lettre Ulysses Prize for Literary Reportage in 2006 for The People on the Street: A Writer’s View of Israel. Other non-fiction subjects have included her mother’s dementia and an erudite, witty defence of fashion. Of Jewish immigrant heritage, she was raised in Liverpool, and now lives in London.

 

Linda Grant will be talking to the author and journalist Cathy Rentzenbrink, the bestselling memoirist of The Last Act of Love and A Manual for Heartache.

 

Age: 16+

 

This event will be held in QA063 (Council Room), Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London. ALL attendees must have a valid ticket

 

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