Literature Live: John Banville and Mike McCormack - Part of Manchester Literature Festival
|Starts:||20:00 10 Oct 2017|
|Ends:||21:30 10 Oct 2017|
|What is it:||Literature Live|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, General public|
Two of Ireland’s most accomplished prose stylists come together for an evening of reading and conversation.
Picking up where Henry James left off, John Banville’s forthcoming novel, Mrs Osmond, reimagines the famously ambiguous ending of A Portrait of A Lady. In his trademark rich prose, Banville brings familiar characters back to life, and creates a deeply moving psychological portrait of the aftermath of a betrayal. John is the author of 15 previous novels including The Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize.
Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones captures the whole sprawl of a life in one exhilarating sentence. It was called ‘an extraordinary novel’ by The Guardian, and won the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize and the BGE Irish Book of the Year Award. His previous highly acclaimed books include Getting it in the Head, Notes from a Coma and Forensic Songs.
The event will be hosted by Ian McGuire, novelist and honorary lecturer at the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester, and is in partnership with Manchester Literature Festival.
Book on 0843 208 0500 or manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk
Travel and Contact Information
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama