Under the Covers is a series of talks and interviews which offer an exclusive chance to peek behind the covers and get up close with some of the UK’s leading authors. Covering all manner of topics from literature to art, science to society, they will fascinate, stimulate and quite possibly blow your mind.
Usually a members only series, The House of St Barnabas and Canongate are excited to present this one-off Under the Covers event in the chapel of St Barnabas. Join us to hear more from renowned author Geoff Dyer as he chats to journalist Alex Clark about his life's work, his inspirations, his literary successes and upcoming book release.
Geoff Dyer has written four novels and seven non-fiction titles which have won a number of awards including the National Book Critics Circle Awards - the Somerset Maugham Prize, the IPC Infinity Award, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, the E. M. Forster Award and the GQ Writer of the Year Award, to name but a few). His books have and been translated into 24 languages and he has been described as "one of our greatest living critics, not of the arts but of life itself, and one of our most original writers" (Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine)
Alex Clark is a freelance journalist and writes for various broadsheets, including writing on literature for The Guardian.
The talk will take place in the beautiful chapel at The House of St Barnabas, a charity that helps those affected by homelessness back into lasting employment. Participants are given work placements throughout the club, enabling them to gain valuable work experience and City & Guilds awards in Hospitality and Employability.
The House of St Barnabas is a charity pledging to break the cycle of homelessness and social exclusion in London. They run a social enterprise, a not-for-profit members’ club, to help the people they support back into lasting paid work. Their Employment Academy offers accredited qualifications, on-site work experience, real job opportunities and mentoring. The House of St Barnabas are seeking to redefine the notion of a members’ club, to challenge stereotypes around the idea of exclusivity and to create a different kind of membership. The club is a creative, socially conscious and vibrant space.
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