From 15th – 22nd June. More details to follow
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones was selected as the winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction .
‘A masterpiece of storytelling this book offers a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of tree unforgettable characters who are at once bound together by forces beyond their control’ click here tayari jones an interview with the author.
The next meeting is on Wednesday 3rd July at 7.30pm. Please note the change of day this month.
See LitWits page for more details of the book selected for this month.
The much-loved children’s author, Judith Kerr has died at the age of 95. Judith Kerr OBE was a British writer and illustrator. She created the both endearing and enduring picture books the Mog series and The Tiger Who Came to Tea as well as acclaimed novels for older children such as the semi-autobiographical When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, which gave a child’s-eye view of the Second World War. She was born in Berlin in 1923 and fled to Britain with her family in 1933.
Emily Maitlis remembers asking Judith if the Tiger symbolised the 60’s sexual revolution where normal and suburban life became upended by this wild and exotic creature? She told me no, it was just a story about a tiger coming to tea! I love this. . . . thank you Judith from all the children who have enjoyed your books over generations.
The latest news is that Hilary Mantel’s next novel The Mirror & the Light will be published in March 2020, the final novel in the trilogy which started with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.
Hilary Mantel became the first British author and the first woman to be awarded two Man Booker Prizes.
The Shortlist 2019
Fiction written by women for everyone