Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly
“When one is tired of London, one is tired of life” said Samuel Johnson, for London has long been a centre of the literary world. From Shakespeare to Amis, Byron to Blake, Plath, Thomas, Christie and Rowling; many of the greatest names in literature have made this metropolis their home.
Join Carrie Kania and Alan Oliver here at Hatchards this evening for a celebration of the city and its literary heritage as they discuss their new book Writers’ London.
£10 tickets are available in the shop and online here
In Writers’ London guides the reader through homes, bookshops, pubs and cemeteries, in search of where literary greats loved and lost, drank and died. Discover the Islington building where Joe Orton was murdered by his lover, the Soho pub where Dylan Thomas left his manuscript, the Chelsea hotel where Oscar Wilde was arrested, and the Bank of England where Kenneth Graham was shot at (and missed) three times. Gathering hundreds of famous and less-well-known anecdotes.
Writers’ London: An Evening with Carrie Kania and Alan Oliver
Tuesday 4th February, 6.30pm