To celebrate the paperback publication of Burntcoat (a Book of the Year in the Guardian, the New Statesman and the Irish Times) join us for a very special online event with author Sarah Hall in conversation with actor Louise Brealey.
You were the last one here before I closed the door of Burntcoat, before we all shut our doors.
In the bedroom above her immense studio at Burntcoat, the celebrated sculptor Edith Harkness is making her final preparations. The symptoms are well known: her life will draw to an end in the coming days.
Downstairs, the studio is a crucible glowing with memories and desire. It was here, when the first lockdown came, that she brought Halit. The lover she barely knew. A presence from another culture. A doorway into a new and feverish world.
Burntcoat is an electrifying story of passion, connection and transformation from ‘a writer of show-stopping genius’ (Guardian).
‘A dark and brilliant novel about love, art and fragility in a time of crisis.’ Sarah Moss
‘Extraordinary.’ Sarah Perry
‘A masterpiece.’ Daisy Johnson
Louise Brealey is an actor and writer known for her roles in Back (Channel 4), Gomorrah (HBO Max), Clique (BBC/Netflix) and the multi-BAFTA award-winning Sherlock (BBC One). Her stage work includes roles at the National Theatre, Royal Court, the Young Vic and the Bush with directors Marianne Elliott, Sir Peter Hall, Roger Michell and Howard Davies. This year she can be seen in cinemas in Brian and Charles (Film Four) and on television in Netflix’s Lockwood & Co.
Image credit: Sarah Hall by Richard Thwaites
Our online events take place via Zoom and last up to one hour.
- You will be emailed the link for the event the day before the event. If you haven’t received it by the morning of the event, please forward your confirmation email to email@example.com.
- You can ask questions on the night using the Q&A function, although we are unable to guarantee which questions will be covered due to time constraints.
- When you book for this event, you will receive an email confirmation along with a promotional code to use on our website for 20% off Burntcoat.
- Ticket holders will have access to a link of a recording of the event and will have the opportunity to re-watch if for a period of 10 days afterwards.