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A searing, suspenseful story of intimacy and infidelity, A Separation lays bare what divides us from the inner lives of others. Novelist Katie Kitamura propels us into the experience of a woman on edge, with a fiercely mesmerising story to tell. Join us for what promises to be an equally mesmerising evening, where Katie will read from her latest novel and be in conversation with Peggy Hughes.Read More
DEGREES OF SEPARATION In award-winning author Claire Fuller's pitch perfect Swimming Lessons, the hero looks down from a bookshop window and sees his dead wife standing on the pavement. She'd been missing, presumed drowned, for 12 years. Admired New York writer Katie Kitamura's A Separation centres around a young woman who gets word that her ex-husband has gone missing in a remote part of the Peloponnese. Does she really want to find him?Read More

Vivienne Westwood: Get a Life

Date: 24 Sep 2017

Delve into iconic fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood's love of great literature in this keynote talk. Drawing on her own diaries, which began as online posts in 2010 and then grew into Get A Life, this event explores Westwood's life in culture and her involvement with arts, politics and the environment. In her own words, Westwood offers an insight into the importance of classical art. In this keynote talk on why reading matters, she shines a light on the novels and literature which have had the greatest influence on her work and life.Read More

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