With winter tightening its grip and the days drawing in, the UWSL Salon took time to focus on some of the finer points of the writer’s craft in an event featuring novelist Alba Arikha in conversation with literary translator Marta Dziurosz.
Category archives: Fiction
Elif Shafak: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
27 October, 2019: The Upper Wimpole Street Literary Salon was delighted to welcome Elif Shafak to a packed event and wonderful conversation between Catherine and Elif, full of laughter, hope and solidarity.
Women of the Resistance: With Katherine McMahon and Sonia Purnell
By Marta Maretich Themes of resistance and history were in the air as authors Katherine McMahon and Sonia Purnell brought distinct takes on female resistance fighters of the First and Second World Wars to the Upper Wimpole Street Salon. McMahon’s novel, The Hour of Separation, tells the story of two generations of women working in …
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Blood with Maggie Gee
Jamilah Ahmed writes about our Salon with Maggie Gee, killing the Father, and laughter as resistance.
Sarah Moss: Ghost Wall
By Marta Maretich On a freezing January night, Upper Wimpole Street Salon members convened at the warm home of Lucasta Miller to hear renown novelist Sarah Moss talk about her latest book, Ghost Wall. Salon committee member, Jamilah Ahmed kicked off a conversation that soon grew into a wide-ranging and intimate discussion of the novel, …