Inventing Angela Carter – with Edmund Gordon

Date: Wednesday 2 October 2019
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly

Join biographer Edmund Gordon for an evening exploring and celebrating the life and work of Angela Carter.

Iconoclastic and passionate, Angela Carter’s books and stories have given us an extraordinary new way of looking at the world. Her work stands out for its bawdiness and linguistic zest, its hospitality to the fantastic and the absurd, and its extraordinary inventiveness and range.

As Edmund Gordon relates in his recent biography, that sense of invention is also applicable to Carter’s sense of self, as a woman and as a writer.

Edmund will be in conversation this evening with journalist, broadcaster and author of A Card From Angela Carter, Susannah Clapp.

In collaboration with Slightly Foxed and The Biographers’ Club.

Wednesday 2nd October, 6.30pm

Hatchards Piccadilly

Tickets are £10 and available in the bookshop and online here

Slightly Foxed
Slightly Foxed: The Real Reader’s Quarterly and its acclaimed list of classic limited-edition memoirs have become something of an institution in the literary world. Contributors to the magazine include: Quentin Blake, Margaret Drabble, Adam Foulds, Melissa Harrison, Michael Holroyd, Penelope Lively, Robert Macfarlane, Dervla Murphy, Sarah Perry, Posy Simmonds, Adam Sisman and Ali Smith.

The Biographers’ Club
Founded in 1997, the Club is committed to supporting, promoting and connecting biographers at all levels. It offers three prizes each year: The Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize; the Tony Lothian Prize and the Exceptional Contribution to Biography Award.

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