A fascinating conversation with two writers who have written about writers and the writing life. Andrew Sean Greer’s relentless lampooning of the literary world , ‘Less’ won the 2018 Pulitzer prize for fiction. This novel about a novelist tells us about “the crazy quilt of a writer’s life: warm enough, though it never quite covers the toes." Anita Nair’s novel ‘Eating Wasps’ is about the unravelling story of a thirty-five year old writer who kills herself , a half century ago. In conversation with author Prayaag Akbar, they speak of the comedies and tragedies of the writing life , of the doubts and epiphanies in the constant struggle for experience and self expression, and what it means to be writing about writing.
Where Does Fiction Come From? Andrew Sean Greer, Ben Okri, Mohammed Hanif, Sebastian Barry, Tania James and Vikram Chandra in conversation
Where does fiction come from? What is the process of its creation? How do you make up characters and situations that are believable and why should the reader care? Five of the world’s greatest living novelists - Vikram Chandra, Sebastian Barry, Andrew Sean Greer, Tania James, Mohammed Hanif, and Ben Okri share their insights on the art of the novel.
Beginnings and Endings Andrew Sean Greer, Jayant Kaikini and Mahesh Rao in conversation with Paul McVeigh
The momentum of the beginning and the sense of an ending define the circumference of a short story. A panel of accomplished writers read from and context beginnings and endings in the structure of their work.
Jayant Kaikini is the four time recipient of the Karnataka Sahitya Akademy Award. His recently translated book ‘No Presents, Please- Mumbai Stories’ has been shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018. Mahesh Rao’s debut novel, ‘The Smoke is Rising’ won the Tata First Book Award for fiction. His second book, ‘One Point Two Billion’ was a collection of short stories, followed by ‘Polite Society’, a novel. Andrew Sean Greer is the New York Times bestselling author of six works of fiction, including the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winning novel ‘Less’.
Paul McVeigh’s debut novel, The Good Son, won The McCrea Literary Award and The Polari First Novel Prize. He is the co-founder of London Short Stories Festival.
Waterstones Piccadilly welcome author Andrew Sean Greer to discuss the wisdom and wit behind the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Less.
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2018 PRESENTING AUTHORS
Tina Brown, The Vanity Fair Diaries l Legendary former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, Lisa McCubbin, Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer l Author of four New York Times bestsellers, Susan Orlean, The Library Book l Staff writer for The New Yorker and author of The Orchid Thief, Bill Petrocelli, Through the Bookstore Window l Acclaimed author and bookstore owner, LeUyen Pham, Stop That Yawn! l 2018 Golden Kite Award-winning children's illustrator, Evan & Sarah Rich, Rich Table l Proprietors of San Francisco's Michelin-starred Rich Table
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Michael Krasny, Author and Host of KQED's Forum
art: Leo Espinosa
a cura di
- LA NAVE DI TESEO
- Scuola Holden
- Marco Bonavia
- Martino Gozzi
- Andrew Sean Greer
- Alice Rebolino
Conosciuto in Italia per La storia di un matrimonio ha recentemente vinto il premio Pulitzer con Less. L’autore americano racconta al pubblico del Salone come si diventa un autore premiato: i libri letti, le esperienze, gli incontri…