Thursday, 5th May 2016
Upper Room Town Hall

Doors open at 7pm
Tokeʼs Wine Bar

An informal discussion between Justin Cartwright and the audience on his serious novel that vividly encompasses the absurdity and comedy of life: his own relationship with South Africa, the country’s turbulent history, and its uncertain present. Chair Nikki Owen. “Frank is a melancholy Prospero … The Caliban figure … the monstrous Jaco … a rare novel that gets South Africa right.” The Guardian
Justin Cartwright born in South Africa and living in London, is a descendant of the Boer leader, Piet Retief, who was murdered by the Zulu king Dingane. Justin’s novels include the Booker-shortlisted In Every Face I Meet; the Whitbread Novel Award-winner Leading the Cheers; White Lightning, shortlisted for the 2002 Whitbread Novel Award; The Promise of Happiness, selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club and winner of the 2005 Hawthornden Prize; Other People’s Money, winner of the Spears novel of the year; and Lion Heart. @justincartwrig1
Nikki Owen, former marketing consultant and university teaching fellow, studied at the University of Salamanca, the city of her Spanish protagonist in The Spider In The Room Part 1 of The Project trilogy.


READ AHEAD: Hardback available from The Borzoi Bookshop at over 20% off.
Tel 01451 830268
Thanks to Toke’s Food and Drink Tel 01386 849345
This event is sponsored by Neil and Julie Hargreaves: Eight Bells 01386 841699

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