Thursday’s highlights include a talk from literary sensation
Max Porter. Having edited Eleanor Catton’s Booker-winning novel The Luminaries, Porter followed up with
his debut novel Grief is the
Thing With Feathers last year. A genre-defying exploration of mourning,
entwined with the life and poetry Ted Hughes, it’s an assured critical
Later in the day, join BBC arts editor Will Gompertz as he
discusses his recent book Think like an
Artist. Embark on a journey through the galleries of history, explore the
common traits that creatives share, and learn how Vermeer and Caravaggio can
help us in everyday life.
Rounding off the day is venerable novelist Howard Jacobson.
His recent book Shylock Is My Name sees
one of the most memorable characters in the English canon return as the
unlikely houseguest of a Cheshire art collector. A master of serious-minded
comedy, Jacobson is one of the greats of his generation.
Friday boasts a similarly strong programme. We’re
particularly excited about ‘Under English Skies:’ the most interesting
discussion of weather you’re likely to hear this year. Alexandra Harris is the
author of Weatherland, an exploration
of the ways in which British culture has been formed by its weather. She’s
joined by Christine L. Corton whose book London
Fog is a meteorological enquiry like few others.
For the final talk of the festival, Elif Shafak author of The Architect’s Apprentice talks about
Istanbul, a city at the heart of her work. Discussing the factual and fictive
representations of this most extraordinary place, poised between East and West,
she is joined by historian Jason Goodwin and journalist Barnaby Rogerson.
The talks will take place at Daunt's Marylebone shop, and tickets can be bought for individual events or for the whole festival. Click here to view the full programme.
|What||Daunt Books Festival 2016|
|Where||Daunt Books Marylebone High St, 83 Marylebone High St, London, W1U 4QW | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Marylebone (underground)|
10 Mar 16 – 11 Mar 16, Event times vary
|Website||Click here to book via Daunt Books|