Carol Isaacs: The Wolf of Baghdad and Longing for a Lost Homeland

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 […]

Writing Family Memoir: Nancy K. Miller, Andrea Stuart, Alba Arikha

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 […]

Deborah Moggach: Scriptwriting

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 […]