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An Evening With Andrew O’Hagan
We hope you can join us at Looking Glass Books on 18th February at 6.30pm. Andrew O’Hagan, in conversation with Peggy Hughes, will be discussing his writing and celebrating publication of his fifth novel:
The Illuminations is a beautiful, deeply charged story about love and memory, about modern warfare, the complications of fact and familial relationships. How much do we keep from the people we love? Why is the truth so often buried in secrets? Can we learn from the past or must we forget it?
‘I have scarcely read so beautiful a style, or one so tender about life and death’
‘In The Illuminations, we have light and dark, beauty and horror, and what gives the novel its great depth and dimension is the depiction of a blood-torn self when a soldier comes home’
Andrew O’Hagan is one of his generation’s most exciting chroniclers of contemporary Britain. Novelist, essayist and critic - he has twice been nominated for the Man Booker Prize. His books include The Missing, The Atlantic Ocean, Our Fathers, Personality, Be Near Me and The Life and Opinions of Maf The Dog. In 2003 he was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. He has won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.
‘A novelist of astonishingly assured gifts’
New York Times Book Review
By day, Peggy Hughes is Programme Director of the Dundee Literary Festival, Co-ordinator of the Dundee International Book Prize, and sundry other projects and publications at Literary Dundee. She's also one of the judges for the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards 2013 presented by Creative Scotland, and a Trustee for Reel Arts. By night, Peggy is the Programme Director of the West Port Book Festival and one third of Electric Bookshop.
This event is free but booking is required. To reserve a place email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop on 0131 2292902
Author photo: Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie