Thursday 30th September at 7pm; Rossiter Books, Ross on Wye – Ticket £5
Sue Gee will talk about her new book, Just You and the Page. One writer featured in the book is Sir Roy Strong, and we are delighted that he will be joining Sue for this event.
Just You and the Page opens in 1971, with the dramatist Michael Wall hammering out his plays on a portable typewriter. It concludes in 2020, when the novelist and academic Josie Barnard is teaching students to compose novels on Instagram. Between them are Booker prize winners; a poet whose life was changed by a profound religious conversion; a translator for whom Pushkin has meant everything; a distinguished environmental journalist; a famous diarist; a nature writer who restored a wood, and a political activist who fled her country and is writing now in exile.
Sue Gee has interviewed twelve distinctively different writers, all old friends, looking at what has shaped them: at struggle, inspiration and dedication to their art. Part memoir, part literary biography, published in extraordinary times, Just You and the Page is above all about resilience.
Featuring: Dramatist: Michael Wall Novelists: Anna Burns, Penelope Lively, Charles Palliser, Darragh Martin Poet: Hilary Davies Nature writer: Ruth Pavey Writer in exile: Afra Environmental journalist: Marek Mayer Diarist: Roy Strong Translator: Antony Wood Multimodal writer: Josie Barnard