An Evening with Harry Parker, in partnership with ShortList

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An evening with former soldier and debut novelist Harry Parker, in partnership with ShortList.

Thursday, 10 March, 6.30pm

Venue: The Rifles Club 52-56 Davies St, Mayfair, London, W1K 5HR 

Ticket price: £10 (includes a copy of the book and a beer)

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Join ShortList and Faber & Faber for an evening with the hottest debut novelist of 2016, Harry Parker. Parker’s forthcoming book has already been praised by the likes of Hilary Mantel (Wolf Hall) and General (Ret) David Petraeus, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, 2010-11.

In his book Anatomy of a Soldier, Harry Parker tells the heart-stopping story of Captain Tom Barnes who is leading British troops in a war zone. The story opens with one catastrophic act of violence, and on all sides of the conflict people become caught up in the destruction - from the man who trains one boy to fight the infidel invaders to Barnes' family waiting for him to return home. We see them not as they see themselves, but as all the objects surrounding them do: a bicycle, a drone, an exploding IED, a beer glass, dog tags and weaponry.

Harry Parker joined the British Army when he was twenty-three and served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is now a writer and an artist, and lives in London.

The evening represents the first London on-stage conversation Harry will do to for Anatomy of a Soldier. He’ll do a live Q&A with ShortList editor-at-large and author, David Whitehouse, which will be followed by questions from the audience.

Please note: guests may be subject to a baggage search upon entry as this venue is property of the British military.