CANCELLED Marquee Moments - Mat Osman 'The Ruins'

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Mat Osman will be introducing his novel 'The Ruins'.

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**Due to the Oxford Literary Festival being postponed, this event has been cancelled.

Blackwell's are delighted to announce that throughout the Oxford Literary Festival, Saturday 28th March- Sunday 5th April, we will be hosting a series of 'Marquee Moments' free talks in our Blackwell's Festival Marquee. Guest speakers will introduce the topic of their book in a brief 30 minute talk that is free to attend.

Join us for a special event where we will be joined by Mat Osman, who will be introducing his novel 'The Ruins'.

The Ruins

London, 2010: Icelandic volcanoes have the city in gridlock, banks topple like dominoes and Brandon Kussgarten has been shot dead by gunmen in Donald Duck masks. His death draws his twin brother — shy, bookish Adam — into Brandon's underworld of deceit and desire.

A miniature kingdom sprouts in a Notting Hill tower-block, LA mansions burn in week-long parties, and in a Baroque hotel suite a record is being made that could redeem its maker even as it destroys him. As Adam begins to fall for his brother's shattered family he finds that to win them for himself he'll have to lose everything that he holds dear. This intelligent, intriguing and emotionally-searing tale of fractured identities, narcissism and ambition questions how being loved for what others think we are differs from who we are to ourselves.

With echoes of Performance, The Talented Mr Ripley and Mulholland Drive, The Ruins delves into the dark heart of fame: magic, music and murder.

Mat Osman is a founding member of the iconic British rock band Suede. The Ruins is his first novel.

The Blackwell's Festival Marquee will be located in the Clarendon Quad of the Bodleian Library. All talks taking place in the marquee are free to attend and everyone is welcome. Please register to attend in advance or drop by on the day. Seating is allocated on a first come, first seated basis, so please arrive early to ensure a seat. For the listing of the Marquee Moments events taking place throughout the Oxford Literary Festival in the Blackwell's Festival Marquee, please visit our website. For all enquiries please contact us at events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk.

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