Wednesday 21st January, 12.45pm
Kate Williams, author of Young Victoria, on Adapting Books for Film.
North Drawing Room, Kensington Palace.
Thursday 26th February, 6.30 for 7pm
Valerie Grove (John Mortimer’s biographer) and Anne de Courcy (Lord Snowdon’s biographer) on The Pleasures and Perils of Writing the Biography of a Living Person.
Royal Overseas League, Park Place, SW1. Tickets £39.
Thursday 26th March, 6.00 for 6.45pm
‘Does Biography Have a Future?’
The Biographers’ Club assembled a panel of leading commentators from all sides to debate this question and to discuss what can be done to protect the biographer’s art. Distinguished biographer Michael Holroyd took the chair and was joined by Alexandra Pringle, Publisher at Bloomsbury; Andrew Hayward of Constable representing the sales and marketing side; Andrew Lownie, founder of the Biographers’ Club and speaking for literary agents; Clara Farmer of Chatto and Windus on behalf of younger publishers; booksellers were represented by Kate Gunning, Head of Buying at Foyle’s.
Read Lecture Theatre, Imperial College, SW7. Tickets £25.
Thursday 21st May, lunch
A private tour of Boughton House, Northamptonshire, courtesy of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, with a talk entitled ‘Biography and the Spirit of the Place’. Tickets £26.
Monday 15th June, 6.00-9.00pm
Home House, 20 Portman Square, W1. Tickets £25.
Thursday 23rd September, 6.30 for 7.15pm
Ian Redfords one-man show ‘Johnsonia’.
Dr Johnsons House, Gough Square, EC4. Tickets £35.
Thursday 22nd October, 6.30 for 7.30pm
Prize dinner. Speaker – Amanda Foreman.
Banqueting House, Whitehall, SW1. Tickets £50.
Wednesday 18th November, 12.30 for 1.00pm
Ion Trewin on his biography of Alan Clarke.
House of Commons, SW1. Tickets £40.
Tuesday 8th December, 6.00pm
Wine Cellar, National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, SW1. Tickets £30.