An evening with Francis Spufford 01/02/22
We're very excited to welcome Francis Spufford to Bristol to introduce Light Perpetual, which was longlisted for The 2021 Booker Prize.
Event Date: Tuesday 1st February 2022
Location: The Eastfield, Henleaze Road (The conservatory within the pub)
Cost: £8.99, includes a paperback copy of Light Perpetual
You will receive an email confirmation of your ticket purchase but we will have a list of all attendees on the door so you do not need to print out this email. Copies of the book will be available to collect at the event on 02/02 or from the shop from 04/02.
To ensure we can welcome everybody comfortably and safely, we will now be holding events at The Eastfield on Henleaze Road. We ask that people purchase a drink when they attend, to show support for the venue. Thank you.
About the book
"My god he can write. One of the best opening chapters and best closing chapters you'll ever read."
November 1944. A German rocket strikes London, and five young lives are atomised in an instant. November 1944. That rocket never lands. A single second in time is altered, and five young lives go on - to experience all the unimaginable changes of the twentieth century.
From the best-selling, prize-winning author of Golden Hill, Light Perpetual is a story of the everyday, the miraculous and the everlasting. Ingenious and profound, full of warmth and beauty, it is a sweeping and intimate celebration of the gift of life.
"One of the finest prose stylists of his generation. If his stories grip, his sentences practically glow."
About the author
Francis Spufford was born in 1964. He is the author of five highly-praised books of non-fiction. Unapologetic, has been translated into three languages; the one before, Red Plenty, into nine. He has been longlisted or shortlisted for prizes in science writing, historical writing, political writing, and theological writing. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His first novel Golden Hill won both the 2016 Costa First Novel Award and the 2017 Ondaatje Prize.