Main Event

Marina Lewycka

The Lubetkin Legacy

  • 20
  • Oct




Image of Marina Lewycka smiling broadly, with one hand in her hair

North London in the 21st century: a place where a good job involves dressing up as a coffee bean, lingua francas include Swahili, Romanian and managementese, and a man asks an old lady to impersonate his mother in order to keep his council flat. The Lubetkin Legacy is a witty and compelling new novel about identity, migration, gentrification and contemporary life from Marina Lewycka.

She is the author of four critically acclaimed and incredibly funny novels. Her first, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and her second novel, Two Caravans, was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. She will be in conversation with host Carol Ackroyd.