Rising Stars: Emma Chapman & Hannah Kohler talk to Lis Allen
(Pre-bookable Vietnamese street food lunch available at 1pm for £10) Separate Ticket. See the foot of the page “Coming Soon” for tickets.
Two remarkable writers to watch out for in the literary world talk about their new novels, that explore the impact of the war in Vietnam.
In Emma Chapman’s ‘The Last Photograph’ the narrative weaves past and present against a backdrop of the Vietnam war and London in the 60s. Rook Henderson is an award-winning photographer still carrying the scars of the Vietnam War. Now, suddenly, he is also a widower. Leaving his son Ralph to pick up the pieces, Rook flies to Vietnam for the first time in fifty years, escaping to the landscape of a place he once knew so well. But when Ralph follows him out there, seeking answers from the father he barely knows, Rook is forced to unwind his past: his childhood in Yorkshire, his life in London in the 1960s and his marriage to the unforgettable June - and to ask himself what price he has paid for a life behind the lens.
‘The Outside Lands’ by Hannah Kohler is the story of people caught in the slipstream of history, how we struggle in the face of loss to build our world, and how easily and with sudden violence it can be swept away. With extraordinary skill and accuracy, Hannah Kohler takes us from 1960s California to Vietnam, capturing what it means to live through historic times.
Join these highly praised two authors as they talk about their books to Lis Allen.
A pre-bookable Vietnamese style lunch before the event is available