London Writers' Club change of speaker for event tonight, Adam House, London 6.30-8.30pm
Katie Greenstreet will now be speaking at the London Writers' Club event tonight:
Change of speaker for
Hi all - due to unforeseen circumstances, our speaker
for tonight's event has had to reschedule. In his place we have the
wonderful Katie Greenstreet
of C & W Agency (previously called Conville and Walsh).
My taste ranges from literary
fiction to YA crossover, but upmarket commercial writing is what I'm
most interested in reading right now. While I have a soft spot for my
roots and books set in the American South, I'm particularly keen to
read stories that transport me somewhere new, whether real or
imagined. I read widely and am open to anything with writing that
grips me, but I do love fiction about food and families, thrillers
with complicated characters and a unique hook, campus novels,
historical fiction starring strong women, quirky coming of age
stories, and literary works that reveal a darker side of human
nature. My favourite non-fiction explores an author's obsessions
(think Cork Dork or Animal, Vegetable, Miracle), but I'm also after
quality investigative journalism, and memoirs that read like novels.
Recent titles that I've loved
include A Little Life, Americanah, Do Not Become Alarmed, Station
Eleven, Eleanor and Park, Sweetbitter, Rules of Civility, Where'd You
Go Bernadette, and The Art of Fielding. More classic favourites
include The Kite Runner, His Dark Materials, Pillars of the Earth,
The Glass Castle, and The Time Traveller's Wife. I love everything by
Jeffrey Eugenides, Carson McCullers, Wally Lamb, Curtis Sittenfeld,
and Dave Eggers.
I am committed to working with
authors editorially, and I am happy to hear from
writers who are new to the publishing world and looking for guidance.
Thank you for your understanding on this last minute
switch in speaker and we hope you will all still join us!
Members come for free - and tickets are £15 in
Where: Adam House, 7-10 Adam
Street, London WC2N 6AA
6.30-8.30 (speaker on at 6.45pm) on 18 September
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