Monday, May 13, 2013

Two Amazing Bristol Author Events!

If you are anywhere within travelling distance of Bristol, you should really come to these, two astonishingly great American writers! George Saunders (recently named by TIME magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people, a short story writer) is a bit of a hero of mine, his short stories are indescribably great, they have had a huge impact on my writing, talking about permission. Wacky, dark, wondrous. Come! Read a great interview with George by Ben Johncock here then book your tickets. It's a must.

James Salter
Watershed, Bristol
Thu 23 May 2013, 18:10-20:30 (film 18.10-19.00; interview with James Salter 19.30-20.30), £7/ £6
This is a rare opportunity to hear James Salter talk about his latest novel, a sweeping, seductive love story set in post-World War II America that draws together the great themes of Salter’s writing: warfare, love, sex and marriage, and what it means to write. Event includes first UK screening of the documentary A Sport and a Pastime, which traces Salter’s lifelong love affair with France.
Watershed telephone booking: 0117 927 5100
Further details and online booking link:
George Saunders
Tenth of December
Watershed, Bristol
Thu 30 May 2013, 20.00-21.00, £7/ £6
From the undisputed master of the short story comes a dazzling and disturbing new collection. His most wryly hilarious work to date, Tenth of December illuminates human experience and explores figures lost in a labyrinth of troubling preoccupations, with dark visions of the future riffing against ghosts of the past. Chaired by Nikesh Shukla.
Watershed telephone booking: 0117 927 5100


dan powell said...

So gutted that I won't be back in the UK in time for the George Saunders event. Loved the collection. Would be great to hear the guy talk about it.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

I might come to the Saunders...