Literature Live: Eimear McBride
|Starts:||19:30 17 Feb 2020|
|Ends:||20:45 17 Feb 2020|
|What is it:||Literature Live|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
|How much:||£8 ticket only
/ £6 ticket only
/ £19/£17 including copy of Strange Hotel (advanced ticket bookings only)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
Manchester Literature Festival and the Centre for New Writing are delighted to present an evening with Eimear McBride. One of our most arresting writers, Eimear has written two acclaimed and uncompromising novels, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing (Baileys Women’s Fiction Prize) and The Lesser Bohemians (James Tait Black Memorial Prize). At this intimate Manchester event, Eimear will read and discuss her remarkable third novel, Strange Hotel, with host Vona Groarke.
A nameless woman enters a nondescript hotel room. She’s been here once before, many years ago. The room hasn’t changed, but she has. From Auckland to Avignon, Oslo to Austin, over the coming years she will occupy a series of other hotel rooms. Each is as featureless and impersonal as the last. But these rooms have rules of their own: how loss is negotiated within them, and what boundaries to impose on the men she sometimes meets there.
Urgent and immersive, Strange Hotel is an indelible portrait of a woman’s mind as she wrestles with her desires and memories. Intricately constructed, it is a novel of enduring emotional force.
Presented by Manchester Literature Festival in partnership with the Centre for New Writing and Creative Manchester.
Price £19/£17 including copy of Strange Hotel (advanced ticket bookings only) / ticket only £8/£6
Book on www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/events or call Quaytickets box office on 0843 208 0500
Price: £8 ticket only
Concessions: £6 ticket only
Offers: £19/£17 including copy of Strange Hotel (advanced ticket bookings only)
Travel and Contact Information
John Thaw Studio Theatre
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama