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True Stories and Other Essays
Aug
27
8:00 PM20:00

True Stories and Other Essays

For twenty years Francis Spufford wrote very novelistic non-fiction, and in 2016 won the Costa, Ondaatje and Desmond Elliot Prize for his first novel Golden Hill, a piece of fiction steeped in fact. Francis discusses his most recent book, the essay collection True Stories, which reflects on different kinds of storytelling.

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Lake Success: Roadtrip Through Trump’s America
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Lake Success: Roadtrip Through Trump’s America

After a very public meltdown, Barry Cohen flees his life in New York for Texas in the pursuit of happiness and a second chance at love. Witty, irreverent and full of heart, Gary Shteyngart’s new novel Lake Success is a riotous, illuminating romp through Trump’s USA on a Greyhound Bus.

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Resistance: Where Fiction Meets Reality, Part Two
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Resistance: Where Fiction Meets Reality, Part Two

In prose that is both lyrical and essayistic, Julian Fuks deploys a fictional self to explore the circumstances leading to his parents, a young militant couple in the resistance against the military regime in 1970s Buenos Aires, adopting a young boy before fleeing to Brazil and their life afterwards. Julian will be in conversation with his translator Daniel Hahn and Charco Press co-director Carolina Orloff.

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 Older Brother: Where Fiction Meets Reality, Part One
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Older Brother: Where Fiction Meets Reality, Part One

The first of two events featuring Edinburgh publisher Charco Press and their talented authors experimenting with fiction and autobiography. In Older Brother, author Daniel Mella attempts to narrate his brother’s fatal accident and navigate his own grief by using the future tense, in a luminous exploration of brotherhood and death. With Charco co-director Carolina Orloff.

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