Anna Kavan: It’s Cold Outside – Maggie Gee in Conversation with Virginia Ironside
Anna Kavan’s legacy can be seen in the admiration of her work expressed by writers of her time and those that followed her, among them Jean Rhys, Anais Nin, J G Ballard and Brian Aldiss. The Anna Kavan symposium will close with a public event in the evening at which writers Maggie Gee and Virginia Ironside will discuss Kavan’s writing, considering points of comparison with their own work and experience as contemporary authors.
Maggie Gee has written twelve acclaimed novels, including The Ice People, My Cleaner, My Driver and The White Family, a collection of short stories, The Blue, and a memoir of her life as a writer, My Animal Life. She was the first female Chair of Council of the Royal Society of Literature, 2004-2008, and is now a Vice-President. Her new novel, Virginia Woolf in Manhattan, has just been published. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.
Virginia Ironside is a writer, journalist and agony columnist, and currently has a regular column in both the Independent and the Oldie. She is a long-time advocate of Anna Kavan’s work and wrote the introduction to the recent edition of Julia and the Bazooka.
Attendance for evening event only (including wine): £7
Venue: Room L103/104, Institute of Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square
Map: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
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