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How to write a life? Especially when that life is your own?
Faber Members, in association with Vintage, is thrilled to present an evening of conversation and readings with the authors Keggie Carew (Dadland) and Miranda Doyle (A Book of Untruths) as they consider the place of memoir in literature and the challenges and rewards of life writing.
Keggie Carew has lived in London, West Cork, Barcelona, Texas and New Zealand. Before writing, her career was in contemporary art. Her memoir Dadland (Vintage) was the winner of the 2016 Costa Biography Award.
‘OH THIS BOOK. Beautiful and fierce and brave. Memory and loss and family and war and, well , wow.’ – Helen Macdonald
‘I loved Dadland for its tenderness, humour and candour. It has taught me something deeply moving about tolerance, and about love’ – Robert Macfarlane
Miranda Doyle graduated from Goldsmiths in Creative & Life Writing with Distinction and has been mentored through the Arts Council Escalator Scheme.
Her autobiographical story, Autopsy, was selected by Irvine Welsh for inclusion in The Scottish Book Trust’s anthology Days Like This. Her memoir, A Book of Untruths, is published by Faber in June.
‘A true writer’s voice.’ – Irvine Welsh
‘Extraordinary. A Book of Untruths combines a painfully frank yet strangely rewarding account of a terrifying childhood, a compelling narrative packed with vivid and sometimes terrifying characters, and a meditation on time, memory and identity that, while it travels its own contemporary path, raises questions that would not seem out of place in Speak, Memory or Augustine’s Confessions.’ – John Burnside
Date: Tuesday, 11th July 2017
Venue: Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DA
Tickets: £10 (£8 Faber Members)