Sunday 13th October, 17:30-18:30, St Endellion Church
Ticket £6 (Free to accompanying carers)
It’s no accident that Tessa Hadley is regularly cited by other novelists as one of the writers they always read. Her territory is on the face of it undramatic – childhoods, relationships, families – but her realist, forensic examinations of what is arguably the stuff of which our lives are mostly made can feel explosive in the hand. In 2016 her accumulated achievements were finally recognised with a Windham-Campbell award – one of writing’s highest honours. She’ll be talking with Patrick Gale about her latest novel, Late in the Day, a quietly devastating account of marriage and friendship. Patrick, for one, cannot wait! If you and your reading group have yet to discover Tessa’s work, this would be a great place to start.
Click here to read an interview with Tessa in The Guardian.
Click here to read her answering The TLS’s twenty questions.
Click here to read an interview with Tessa on LongReads.com.
Click here to watch Tessa in conversation as part of the Southampton University series.