Tuesday, 20th September, 7 pm. Biographer Anne Sebba discussed her new book, Les Parisiennes, about how Parisian women survived the World War II German occupation of Paris and its aftermath. Fiction writer and editor Elena Lappin, author of the short story collection Foreign Brides, discussed her new memoir What Language Do I Dream In? about […]
At the Salon on November 20, longtime salon member Miranda Seymour spoke about Noble Endeavours: The Life of Two Countries, England and Germany, in Many Stories The book is a vibrant, extraordinary history of two entwined countries told through the lives of kings and painters, soldiers and sailors, sugar-bakers and bankers, charlatans and saints.
by Jenny McPhee Rachel Holmes, a cultural historian and biographer, will be in conversation with Kamila Shamsie, discussing her new book, Eleanor Marx: A Life, a biography of the feminist daughter of Karl Marx. Eleanor Marx was the first woman to lead the British dockworkers’ union and the first to translate Madam Bovary into English, […]
by Jenny McPhee Biographer and salon member Carole Angier talks to Lucy Hughes-Hallet about her latest book, The Pike: Gabriele d’Annunzio, Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War.
by Jenny McPhee Our panelists will discuss the challenges of writing—in memoir and fiction—about our mothers and others who are close to us. Lyndall Gordon is the biographer of Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, and Mary Wollstonecraft, among others, and is writing a memoir of her relationship with her mother. Katie Hafner, healthcare writer for The […]