£4.90

Luke Brown in Conversation with Keiran Goddard

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Blue Bear Bookshop

The Borough

#3

Farnham

GU9 7ND

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Event description
What I did to them was terrible, but you have to understand the context. This was London, 2016 . . .

About this Event

We are delighted to invite you to join us at the Blue Bear Bookshop to enjoy an evening with author Luke Brown, in conversation about his new novel Theft with poet Keiran Goddard. Theft is a novel about the divisions in contemporary Britain, about north and south, rich and poor, men and women. Described as 'an exhilarating howl of a novel', Theft was chosen by us at the Blue Bear to read at our first ever book group.

More details from the publisher And Other Stories about the book here: https://www.andotherstories.org/theft/

We are thrilled to welcome Luke and Keiran to the Blue Bear Bookshop. Luke will also be signing copies after the event. Tickets must be reserved on eventbrite or at the bookshop.

Some reviews of Theft:

‘It's a rare thrill to find a writer with Luke Brown's gift for nimbly navigating the maze of gentrification, Brexit, and the gig economy with dark, effervescent hilarity. Theft is a funhouse mirror held up to the grim absurdity of our political moment, a quick-witted tale of generational crisis, and an incredibly poignant and funny take on what happens after bad turns to worse.’

American writer Alexandra Kleeman

'A raw, funny, surprisingly tender novel about belonging, class, and what makes a life a success. I loved the central brother/sister relationship and how the book confronted masculinity and the disparity between womanhood and the male experience. I grew so fond of the protagonist, and devoured the book in a day.’

Award winning journalist Dolly Alderton

About the author:

Luke Brown grew up in a former fishing town on the coast of Lancashire. He works as a book editor and is a lecturer at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester. He writes regularly for the Financial Times; and sometimes for the TLS, London Review of Books and New Statesman. His debut novel My Biggest Lie was published in 2014, and his fiction has appeared in The White Review.

About Keiran Goddard:

Keiran Goddard is a writer and policy expert. His debut poetry collection was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Prize and he was runner-up in the William Blake Prize. He has worked as in advocacy and higher education, runs a think-tank focused on automation and worker's rights and is a fellow at the the University of Cambridge. His second full-length collection, Votive, was published by Offord Road Books in late 2019 and was described by Michael Symons Roberts as a ' remarkable triptych - ambitious, troubled and beautiful' and by Glyn Maxwell as ' thoroughly unexpected poetry of the finest distillation'

Details:

Date and time: Friday 3rd April, 7.30pm (door and bar open before 7pm)

Location: Blue Bear Bookshop

Tickets: £4 (redeemable towards a signed copy of Theft* (or bar/cafe item). Tickets available from the bookshop or to purchase here (please note Eventbrite add a booking fee)

Refreshments - including cash bar - available throughout the evening.

*Terms and conditions - Theft full price £11.99. The ticket price is redeemable against £4 of this RRP, with a remaining £7.99 to pay on the night. Alternatively you can redeem the ticket price towards one item from the cafe/bar. Please note that the ticket price is only redeemable during the evening of 3rd April 2020.

Please contact Lesley on Lesley@bluebearbookshop.com for more details.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Blue Bear Bookshop

The Borough

#3

Farnham

GU9 7ND

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Save This Event

Event Saved