6th - 22nd October 2017

Literary Reputations

Zachary Leader

The Life of Saul Bellow

  • 18
  • Oct

2015

Sunday

1.00pm

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In the centenary year of his birth, a substantial new biography of Saul Bellow is the first to consider his life and work in its entirety. Created with unprecedented access to the seminal American author’s papers, family and close friends, the first volume, To Fame and Fortune 1915-1964, takes us from the author’s childhood to the point when the publication of Herzog made his name and his fortune.

Zachary Leader is Professor of English Literature at the University of Roehampton. He is the author of Reading Blake’s Songs, Writer’s Block, Revision and Romantic Authorship and The Life of Kingsley Amis. Ian McEwan said of the book ‘a great writer has found a great biographer.’ He will be introduced by Matthew Frost. This event is sponsored by Specsavers.