Thursday 29 January 2015 -
19:30 to 21:15
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Senatssaal

Lavinia Greenlaw: Reading and in discussion with Dr Cordelia Borchardt

As part of the British Council Literature Seminar, UK poet and novelist Lavinia Greenlaw will be reading from her work and in conversation with Dr. Cordelia Borchardt in Berlin on 29 January 2015.

Poet and novelist Lavinia Greenlaw was born in London and studied Modern Arts, Publishing and Arts History. Her published poetry includes the collections Night Photographs (1993) and A World Where News Travelled Slowly (1997). The title poem won the Forward Poetry Prize (Best single Poem). Her third collection, Minsk (2003), was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Greenlaw’s first novel Mary George of Allnorthover (2001) appeared in several countries and won the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger. Her second novel, An Irresponsible Age, set in London in the 1990s was published in 2006. She has also written two non-fiction works, The Importance of Music to Girls (2007) and Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland, published in 2011. Her most recent poetry collections The Casual Perfect and A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde were published in 2011 and 2014. 

Entrance Free. The reading will be followed by a small reception. 

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