by Catherine Temma Davidson On Wednesday February 12, 2020, Upper Wimpole Street returned to Persephone Books to hear Carol Isaacs discuss—and perform—parts of her new graphic memoir, The Wolf of Baghdad. Sarah Lightman, whose graphic memoir The Book of Sarah was launched the previous February at another Upper Wimpole Street, led the talk with an […]
by Jenny McPhee Kamila Shamsie discussed her new novel A God In Every Stone, set in British India, with cultural historian Rachel Holmes
Jewish ancestors escaping pogroms in turn-of-the century Russia, white plantation slave owners and black slaves in 17th century Barbados, coming of age in the literary-artistic mileu of 1980s Paris. Three authors discuss the challenges involved in their recently completed family memoirs. In the award-winning What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, Nancy K. Miller […]
This launch of a book of memorial essays, edited by Hilary Spurling and Carole Angier, about biographer (and Salon founder) Diane Middlebrook will feature several distinguished writers and friends of Diane who contributed to this book.
The novelist and screenwriter talks about adapting novels to the screen, May 4. Deborah Moggach wrote the screenplay for the film Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightly, which was nominated for a BAFTA. She has adapted Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate for BBC and six of her novels for TV (including Seesaw, Close […]