Georgia Pritchett and Cathy Rentzenbrink in conversation

Georgia Pritchett and Cathy Rentzenbrink in conversation

29th July 2021

Join Faber Members, in partnership with cult bookshop BookBar, for one of the most funny and moving conversations you’re likely to hear all year. Georgia Pritchett (Veep, Have I Got News for You, Smack the Pony, Miranda,The Thick of It, Succession) and author Cathy Renzenbrink will be in conversation on Georgia’s upcoming memoir My Mess is a Bit of a Life. The authors will discuss Georgia’s writing career and her inspiration for writing a memoir, alongside readings from the book. 

Tickets are £5 via Faber Members below or free with purchases of the memoir via BookBar here

My Mess is a Bit of a Life

Multi-award-winning television writer and producer Georgia Pritchett knows a thing or two about anxiety.

From worrying about the monsters under her bed as a child (Were they comfy enough?), to embracing womanhood (One way of knowing you have crossed from girlhood to womanhood is that men stop furtively masturbating at you from bushes and start shouting things at you from cars. It’s a beautiful moment), to being offered free gifts after an award ceremony (It was an excruciating experience. Mortifying), worry has accompanied her at every turn. This memoir is a joyful reflection on just how to live – and sometimes even thrive (sometimes not) – with anxiety.

Georgia Pritchett

Georgia Pritchett is a multi-award-winning comedy and drama writer. Her writing and production credits include Veep, Have I Got News for You, Smack the Pony, Miranda, The Thick of It, and many more. She is currently a writer and co-executive producer on HBO’s critically acclaimed show Succession, now in its third season. She has five Emmys, five Writers’ Guild Awards, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Trampolining Proficiency Level 1 Certificate.

Cathy Rentzenbrink

Cathy Rentzenbrink is the author of The Last Act of Love, A Manual for Heartache and Dear Reader. Her first novel is called Everyone is Still Alive and will be out in July. Write It All Down: How to put your life on the page will be out in January 2022. Cathy regularly chairs literary events, interviews authors, reviews books, runs creative writing courses and speaks and writes on life, death, love and literature. Despite being shortlisted for various prizes, the only thing Cathy has ever won is the Snaith and District Ladies’ Darts Championship when she was seventeen. She is now sadly out of practice.

Faber Members

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BookBar

BookBar is an independent bookshop, wine bar, events and social space based in London that brings people together through books. They provide bespoke book recommendations through their Shelf Medicate service – book bundles based on a mood, and their vibrant events programme has hosted authors from Ingrid Persaud to Brit Bennett, Paul Mendez, Clare Chambers and Curtis Sittenfeld. Bookbar.com

Tickets: £5 for ticket-only or free with purchase of book from BookBar - https://www.bookbaruk.com/product-page/my-mess-is-a-bit-of-a-life-by-georgia-pritchett