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“If F. Scott Fitzgerald and Marguerite Duras had had a son, he would be Simon Van Booy“*
Wednesday, February 6th
£5 on the door
Thrilled to welcome back award-winning writer Simon Van Booy (author of Love Begins in Winter and Everything Beautiful Began After) has he reads from new, unpublished material.
“Van Booy’s writing rings with the proverbial pithiness of Oscar Wilde, the elegance of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the clarity of Graham Greene and the wit of Evelyn Waugh, conjuring a strong voice full of poetic, timeless grace of which much of the contemporary literary scene is starved.” -San Francisco Examiner
Simon Van Booy was born in Great Britain and grew up in rural Wales and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is the author of The Secret Lives of People in Love, Love Begins in Winter (winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award) and the novel, Everything Beautiful Began After. His essays have appeared in numerous places, inclduing The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, and ELLE Men, (China), where he has a monthly column. He has also written for the stage and the BBC.
*andre dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog
Copies of Simon’s work will be available on the night for purchase and signing.
Join us as we welcome authors Emma Straub, Emma Chapman and Sarah Butler as we celebrate Picador New Voices!
Wednesday, January 23rd from 7pm – 9pm
Three dazzlingly new writers will read from their debut novels just out from Picador.
Emma Straub’s debut novel Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures is “at once iconic and specific, [a] beautifully observed first novel explores the fraught trajectory of what has become a staple of the American dream: the hunger for stardom and fame. Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures affords an intimate, epic view of how that dream ricochets through one American life” applauded Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad.
How to Be a Good Wife, the debut from Emma Chapman, has been described as ‘claustrophobic, startling and hauntingly beautiful…will stay with you long after you wish it would let you go’ raved Liza Klaussmann author of one of our favourite books Tigers in Red Weather
And Sarah Butler’s work Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love has been called ‘heartbreaking and hopeful, [a] tender debut novel’ by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, author of The Language of Flowers
Come join us for a glass of wine or a classic cocktail and some memorable readings from three of the brightest new voices from Picador.
Books will be available for purchase and signing on the night
Wednesday, January 23rd
7pm – 9pm
The Society Club
12 Ingestre Place W1F0JF