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A. M. Homes in Conversation with Jeanette Winterson

Hear the visionary, outrageously funny and bracingly insightful writer discuss her new collection of stories and what it reveals about American life today.

In an exclusive London event, acclaimed author AM Homes reads from and discusses her follow-up to the Women's Prize-winning May We Be Forgiven.

Renowned and celebrated by readers, critics and writers alike, Homes is a much-loved storyteller whose signature humour and psychological accuracy delve beneath the surface of 21st-century America.

In her new book, Days of Awe, the aspirations and anxieties of contemporary American life are laid bare, from a family obsessed with the surfaces of their lives, to the story of a shopper who suddenly finds himself nominated to run for President.

Homes is the author of the novels May We Be Forgiven, which won the Women's Prize 2013, This Book Will Save Your Life, a Richard and Judy pick in 2007, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers and Jack.

She has written two collections of short stories, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects, and the highly acclaimed memoir The Mistress's Daughter, as well as the travel memoir Los Angeles: People, Places and the Castle on the Hill. She is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and writes frequently on arts and culture for numerous magazines and newspapers. She lives in New York City.

Born in Manchester, England, Jeanette Winterson is the author of seventeen books, including the national bestseller Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, seminal coming-of-age tale Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and The Passion. She has won many prizes including the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the E. M. Forster Award and the Stonewall Award.

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£15 - £25
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Age recommendation
For ages 16+.

Copies of AM Homes’ book Days of Awe are available for £14.99 when you buy a ticket to the talk, to be collected at the event. The author is signing copies of her book after the event.

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