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An Evening with Barbara Kingsolver

  • 14
  • Nov

2018

Wednesday

7.00pm

Photo of author Barbara Kingsolver, seated in a chair on a porch, stroking a black and white dogDavid Wood

  • Photo of author Barbara Kingsolver, seated in a chair on a porch, stroking a black and white dog

‘We’re living through a scary historical moment when the most basic agreements about who we are as citizens, and how we’ll succeed in the world, are suddenly unravelling.’ Acclaimed American author of 15 books, Barbara Kingsolver’s new novel, Unsheltered, uses the lens of the past to view where this unravelling might lead us. In 1871, Thatcher Greenwood attempts to teach Darwin’s theories to an unreceptive audience. In 2016, Willa Knox is braced against an upended world that seems to hold no mercy for her shattered life. Barbara again explores the themes of inheritance, ecology and social change, so brilliantly displayed in her previous novels The Poisonwood Bible and The Lacuna. She will be in conversation with author and MLF Patron Erica Wagner. Presented in partnership with the Centre for New Writing.

This event will be BSL interpreted

Advance tickets are available for MLF Get Closer Members from Friday 10 August. MLF Membership including advance booking for events starts at £20 a year. For more info, please visit our Membership page or call Quaytickets on 0843 208 0500. General booking will open on Wednesday 15 August.