I am grateful to author Frances Bingham for the opportunity to chat with her about the lesbian poet Valentine Ackland at this booked out GTW event, brilliantly hosted by poet, writer, GTW bookseller & DIVA books editor Erica Gillingham. (PS I love the background – books by Valentine Ackland and artwork by Liz Matthews – behind Frances Bingham.)
Authors Mia Farlane and Anne Goodwin in conversation
Wednesday 24 February at 7pm-7.40pm (GMT)
It is our pleasure to invite you to join two authors discussing and reading from their debut novels: Anne Goodwin, author of Sugar and Snails (Inspired Quill, Polari Prize short-listed), and Mia Farlaneauthor of Footnotes to Sex (Viking/Penguin).
Mia Farlane’s debut novel, Footnotes to Sex (Viking/Penguin), a tragi-comedy about not knowing what to do with your life, fandom & a flailing relationship, is described by Sarah Waters as ‘wonderfully impressive, subtle, smart and very funny’ and by Bidisha as ‘Seinfeld meets Dorothy Parker’.
Footnotes to Sex is set in two of Farlane’s favourite cities, London and Paris. It is about a couple, May and Jansen, in a long-term relationship, and May’s attempts to start a PhD on Francine Brion, a French intellectual she admires. Footnotes to Sex was praised in The Observer for its ‘keen emotional intelligence.’
Footnotes to Sex (Penguin) is available onKindleand in paperback.
Here is a short video of me reading from the first page of my first novel (Viking/Penguin), a tragi-comedy about not knowing what to do with your life, fandom & a flailing relationship. It’s set in London and Paris. .
To watch the rest of this video please join my Mia Farlane – author Facebook page (where settings allow longer videos to be posted).
‘I am a bad philosopher; I just want to disturb – make you sleep poorly – and then disappear.’
(A. M. Homes on her writing.)
Just back from ‘A. M. Homes in Conversation with Jeanette Winterson’ at the QEH at London’s Southbank Centre.
Looking forward to reading her short story collection Days of Awe (Granta Books, 2018)
Cette collection n’est pas encore traduite en français, mais en attendant, vous pouvez lire de la même auteure: Puissions-nous être pardonnés, roman (trad. de l’américain par Yoann Gentric, Actes Sud, 2015).