And the annual Spring Festival of talks and events, hosted in Daunt Books' flagship store in Marylebone, shows the power of independent booksellers to attract the great and the good of literary talent. This year's line up features writers from across fiction, politics and children's literature. Read on for Culture Whisper's highlights.
Max Porter with Alua Down
Thursday 19 March, 7 - 8pm
Max Porter comes to Daunt to give a dramatic reading from Lanny, accompanied by folk duo Alua Down performing an experimental new score inspired by the text. His Man Booker Prize long-listed second novel is a feat of potency, poetry and strangeness. It tells the story of an English village where myth and reality merge through past and present. Playful typography makes words leap from the page, while a cacophony of voices draw you into the fable. The novel is about to get even bigger, as a film adaptation starry Rachel Weisz is in production.
Caroline Criado Perez: Invisible Women
Friday 20 March, 7 - 8pm
Invisible Women is a trailblazing account of how systemic gender bias shapes everything from healthcare to urban planning. Caroline Criado Perez meticulously compiles data, case studies and original research to illustrate the extent to which women are overlooked and, in many cases, endangered in contemporary society. She comes to Daunt Books to discuss Invisible Women, which won the Royal Society's Science Book Prize and was named the Financial Times Business Book of the Year 2019.
Tickets are £10 and include a glass of wine and 20% discount on Invisible Women. Click here to book.
Olivia Laing: Funny Weather
Friday 20 March, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Tickets are £10 and include a glass of wine and 20% discount on Olivia Laing's books. Click here to book.
|What||Daunt Books Spring Festival 2020|
|Where||Daunt Books Marylebone High St, 83 Marylebone High St, London, W1U 4QW | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Marylebone (underground)|
19 Mar 20 – 20 Mar 20, Event times vary
|Website||Click here for more information|