Adam Mars-Jones in April

Tuesday evening, 11 April - 7 to 8:30, at the Library (or online)

Local author Adam Mars-Jones has an international reputation - his works include novels (The Waters of Thirst, Pilcrow and its sequel Cedilla) short story collections (Lantern Lecture and Monopolies of Loss) the novella Batlava Lake, a book of essays (Blind Bitter Happiness) and Noriko Smiling (a book about Ozu's film Late Spring) and numerous perceptive book reviews (appearing frequently in London Review of Books). He will join us on Tuesday evening (11 April) to talk about about his funny and touching family memoir Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father.

When his widowed father - once a high court judge and always a formidable figure - drifted into vagueness if not dementia, Adam took responsibility for his care.

In the aftermath, he has written a book studded with particular emotions and events. Highly entertaining about (among other things) families, the legal profession, and the vexed question of Welsh identity. It is also a book about himself - including that implausible, long-delayed moment, some years before, when he told his father about his sexual orientation. The supporting cast includes Ian Fleming, the Moors Murderers, Jacqueline Bisset and Gilbert O'Sullivan.

Organised by the Friends of Carnegie Library

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