Explore writing from three contemporary voices on the many contradictions of the USA today.
Trumpland: a place and time ripe for satire, protest and novelisation. Literature can provide insights beyond those found in mere reportage; join three writers whose takes on contemporary America cover historical precedent, contemporary satire and timeless social realism.
Professor Sarah Churchwell is a cultural critic and commentator as well as the author of books on Scott Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe; her latest is Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream.
Benjamin Markovits is a Best of Young British Novelists and story writer, who was shortlisted for last year’s BBC National Story Award. “A formidable voice …The bastard son of Philip Roth and AS Byatt” (New Statesman). Originally from Texas and a former professional basketball player, Benjamin is the author of eight novels including this year’s A Weekend in New York – a “hugely enjoyable and unashamedly old-fashioned novel” (The Guardian).
Tom Rachman is the author of four works of fiction including the international bestseller The Imperfectionists; his witty new story collection Basket of Deplorables: Almost True Stories is “prescient and clever” (Evening Standard).
We regret that Lionel Shriver is no longer able to participate in this event as previously advertised.
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