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An Evening with Sally Field

Part of London Literature Festival

Celebrated actor Sally Field tells her extraordinary story in conversation with Elizabeth Day ahead of the release of her memoir, In Pieces.

In a candid conversation, Field reveals how she discovered her craft and used it as a tool to escape from a lonely early life. An actor of remarkable range whose roles tell the story of a changing America, Field won her first television role at just 17, starring on the sitcoms Gidget and The Flying Nun.

From there she has captivated audiences for over five decades, going on to win Academy Awards for her performances in Norma Rae and Places in the Heart. She has also won three Emmy Awards.

Field brings us behind the scenes of her tumultuous career in Hollywood, reflects openly for the first time about the challenges she endured as a woman in a male-dominated industry, and discusses the relationships that have defined her life as a daughter and mother.

In 2012, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2015 was honoured by President Barack Obama with the National Medal of Arts. She has served on the board of directors of Vital Voices since 2002 and also served on the board of the Sundance Institute from 1994 to 2010. She has three sons and five grandchildren.

Elizabeth Day is the author of four novels, including The Party (Fourth Estate, 2017) which was an Observer Book of the Year and is currently featured in the Richard and Judy Book Club. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the Evening Standard, the Sunday Telegraph and the Mail On Sunday, and is now a feature writer for the Observer. She is also the creator and presenter of the podcast How To Fai.

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Queen Elizabeth Hall

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£25 - £35 (ticket includes a copy of Sally Field’s new memoir In Pieces, RRP £20)
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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£25, £35

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Age recommendation
For ages 16+.

Multi-buy discount
A multi-buy discount is available on a selection of events within London Literature Festival. Book two or more of these events in the same transaction and receive a 20% discount.

Event information
Every ticket includes a copy of Sally Field’s new memoir In Pieces (RRP £20) to be collected at the event.

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