21 Years Old!

An Evening Of Biographers’ Tales – 1st November, October Gallery

It is 21 years since Andrew Lownie created the Biographers’ Club. To mark the occasion, we have invited biographers to divulge their tales from the front line. The event will be chaired by Anne Chisholm, herself the biographer of Nancy Cunard and Frances Partridge, and editor of Dora Carrington’s Letters. Further panellists include Selina Hastings: biographer of Nancy Mitford, Rosamund Lehmann, Somerset Maugham, and of her father the Red Earl; winner of the Biographers’ Club Lifetime Services to Biography award (2011); Alexander Masters (Stuart: A Life Backwards; The Genius in My Basement; A Life Discarded) and Adam Sisman (John le Carré, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Wordsworth and Coleridge, James Boswell, AJP Taylor; editor of the letters of Hugh Trevor Roper and Patrick Leigh Fermor).

Date: Thursday 1st November, 6.30pm-8.00pm at the October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL.

Tickets: £12.50

Book with nicholas_clee@hotmail.com, and send cheques (made out to the Biographers’ Club) to Nicholas Clee, 8 Plimsoll Road, London N4 2EW. Bank details available on request.