2nd May 2019 – Keeping it in the family

What’s it like to write about a family member – either alive or dead? You have the advantage of knowing or having known the person – but there are all kinds of traps and hazards. On the 2nd of May the Biographers’ Club is thrilled to be hosting a discussion on this topic, chaired by Elisa Segrave (whose The Girl from Station X is about her mother).  On the panel will be Gillian Slovo, whose book Every Secret Thing: My Family, My Country is about her parents Joe Slovo and Ruth First, South Africa’s pioneering anti-apartheid white activists; and George Szirtes, whose recent book about his mother, The Photographer at Sixteen, has been widely praised. You will be able to buy books on the night – but please bring cash or cheque.

Maggs Bros,
48 Bedford Square,

Time: 6.30pm for 7.00-8.30pm

Price:  £12.50 for a glass (or two) of wine

Please book with nicholas_clee@hotmail.com, and/or send cheques (made out to the Biographers’ Club) to Nicholas Clee, 8 Plimsoll Road, London N4 2EW. Or pay online – details available on request.