Having the Last Word: Life Writing and its Responsibilities
with Alan Judd
Saturday 6th October 12.30pm – 1.30pm
£10 Queen’s Hall
What are the ethics of writing about family history, particularly when your subjects are dead and can’t answer back? In 2015, Adam published Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father which one critic called ‘a brilliantly candid account of his hugely complicated relationship with his father’.
Adam Mars-Jones is a novelist and literary critic and regular contributor to The Guardian, The Observer and the London Review of Books, amongst others. In 2007, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Adam will be in conversation with Alan Judd, a multiple award-winning novelist and biographer, three of whose novels have been filmed. His biography of the founder of MI6 was shortlisted for the Westminster prize. His next novel, Shakespeare’s Sword, will be published in December.