GRANTA 118: EXIT STRATEGIES – THE LONDON LAUNCH
THE GALLERY AT FOYLES, 6.30 p.m.
8TH FEB, 7.00 p.m.
THE BOOK STOPS HERE
KATY DARBY, THE WHORES ASYLUM / OLIVIA LAING, TO THE RIVER / ELIZABETH DAY, SCISSORS, PAPER, STONE
THE ALLEY CAT, SOHO
13TH FEB, 8.00 p.m.
DOCKRILLS’S DAHL’S DELIGHTS
JOIN POET LAURA DOCKRILL TO EXPLORE ROALD DAHL’S DARING, GRUESOME AND HILARIOUS POETRY.
BOOK OF THE MONTH:
Angela Carter was one of the most vivid voices of the twentieth century: much studied, copied and adored. When she died at the age of fifty-one, she had published fifteen books of fiction and essays; outrage at her omission from the shortlists of any Booker Prize led to the foundation of the Orange Prize. February 2012 will be the twentieth anniversary of her death but no biographical work has yet appeared.
Through the medium of her postcards – small documents that are the emails of the twentieth century – Susannah Clapp evokes Angela Carter’s anarchic intelligence, her fierce politics, the richness of her language, her ribaldry, the great swoops of her imagination; she also sayS something about her life. Intimate, funny, unexpected, it will catch this unique artist on the wing.