Public Lecture: 19 April 2016, Adam Thorpe on ‘Writing Out of the Past’

Adam Thorpe, HoddAdam Thorpe, PerspectiveAdam Thorpe, translator, author of novels including Ulverton, Still, and Hodd, of six volumes of poetry, two volumes of short stories and several radio dramas visits the City Campus of the University of Wolverhampton to give a public lecture on “Writing Out of the Past”, on 19 April, from 6-7:30 p.m. in room MK045. Drawing on and reading from his novels The Rules of Perspective and Hodd, Thorpe addresses the question of writing historical fiction and bridging the gap between the deep past and the imaginative present.

The event is free and open to the Public.  For details contact Dr Aidan Byrne

Karl Ove Knausgaard: “My favourite… English novel is by Adam Thorpe called Ulverton… a brilliant, very, very good and very unBritish novel… It’s magic, a magic book”.

Hilary Mantel: “There is no contemporary I admire more than Adam Thorpe, whose novel Ulverton is a late twentieth century masterpiece.”

The Guardian: “Thorpe is one of the most underrated writers on the planet.”

Winner of the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize 1992.

Shortlisted for the Forward Prize, BBC National Short Story Award, South Bank Show Award and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. He has also been a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

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