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 www.borzoibookshop.co.uk
Thanks to Toke’s Food and Drink Tel 01386 849345 http://www.tokesfoodanddrink.co.uk
This event is sponsored by Neil and Julie Hargreaves: Eight Bells 01386 841699