Saturday 2nd November
3:30pm The Beacon
Award-winning author Mary Loudon talks about her eagerly-awaited novel. Hailed by the BBC’s Fergal Keane as ‘Completely mind-blowing… She can get to the heart of human experience with a word or a line’, Mary is in conversation with award winning author Elizabeth Buchan. My House Is Falling Down is ‘a vivid, compelling, and erotically highly-charged exploration of what infidelity means when no one is lying, and how brutal honesty may yet prove the biggest taboo in our relationships’. A must-see event!
Elizabeth Buchan began her career as a blurb writer at Penguin Books after graduating from the University of Kent with a double degree in English and History. She moved on to become a fiction editor at Random House before leaving to write full-time. Her novels include the award-winning Consider the Lily and the international bestseller, Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman, which was made into a CBS Primetime Drama. Later novels included I Can’t Begin to Tell You, a story of SOE agents and resistance in wartime Denmark, and The New Mrs Clifton which is set in London and Berlin in 1945. The Museum of Broken Promises, will be published in September 2019.
Elizabeth Buchan’s short stories are broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in magazines. She has reviewed for The Times, the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail, and has chaired the Betty Trask and Desmond Elliot literary prizes. She has been a judge for the Whitbread First Novel Award and for the 2014 Costa Novel Award. She is a patron of the Guildford Book Festival and co-founder of the Clapham Book Festival.