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Sheila Heti on Alphabetical Diaries

23 May 2024
Last week we were joined by the wonderful Sheila Heti to celebrate the launch of her Alphabetical Diaries. In taking a decade of her journals, sorting the sentences alphabetically, then...

Celebrating Dylan Thomas with Cerys Matthews…with exclusive live music from Flora Hibberd!

16 May 2024
To celebrate Dylan Thomas Day 2024 we’re delighted to share this recording of our recent event with award-winning songwriter, author and broadcaster Cerys Matthews. The evening also featured live music...

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Memory, Migration and Model Minorities

09 May 2024
A few weeks ago, we welcomed Pulitzer Prizewinner Viet Thanh Nguyen to Shakespeare and Company to discuss his engrossing new work A Man of Two Faces: A Memoir, A History...

Ottessa Moshfegh on bringing Eileen to the screen

25 April 2024
A few weeks ago we welcomed Ottessa Moshfegh to Shakespeare and Company. That night we’re headed almost back to where it all began by revisiting Moshfegh’s second book Eileen, the...

Percival Everett on James, his subversive reimagining of Huckleberry Finn

11 April 2024
James—the new novel by Percival Everett—retells, reframes, and reimagines Mark Twain’s HUCKLEBERRY FINN from the perspective of Jim, the black man whose flight from slavery quickly entangles with the journey...

On Allen Ginsberg: His life, his work and his archives, with Pat Thomas and Peter Hale

28 March 2024
We were joined by countercultural historian Pat Thomas, and Peter Hale, manager of the Ginsberg estate, and discover their new collaboration Material Wealth Mining the Personal Archive of Allen Ginsberg....

Bidding adieu to Freeman’s literary journal, with Jakuta Alikavazovic, Deborah Landau, Juan Gabriel Vazquez, and John Freeman

14 March 2024
On this very special January night, editor extraordinaire John Freeman was joined by three of his star contributors, Jakuta Alikavazovic, Juan Gabriel Vasquez and Deborah Landau to bid farewell to...

On Friendship, with Hollie McNish and Michael Pedersen

29 February 2024
In early February, we hosted a riotous, tender, enchanting and uplifting evening of poetry and prose with the irrepressible Hollie McNish and Michael Pedersen. After their readings they sat down...
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