The Reader Berlin's Monday Salon: Pictures of You with Rory Maclean
For ten years Rory Maclean made movies with David Hemmings and Ken Russell in the UK, with David Bowie in Berlin, and Marlene Dietrich in Paris. In 1989 he won The Independent inaugural Travel Writing Competition and changed from screen to prose writing. Rory Maclean's twelve books, including UK best-sellers ‘Stalin’s Nose’ and ‘Under the Dragon’ and most recently ‘Berlin: Imagine a City’ (a Washington Post Book of the Year), have challenged and invigorated creative non-fiction writing, and – according to the late John Fowles – are among works that ‘marvellously explain why literature still lives’.
The Reader Berlin, a hub for English speaking writers in the German capital, invites you to this reading. Places are limited – to confirm yours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the guest list. RSVP essential.
Pictures of You: Ten Journeys In Time
Pictures of You: Ten Journeys In Time is a collection of stories with each tale responding to a photograph from a different decade of the 20th century. All photographs belong to the Archive of Modern Conflict that has collected professional and amateur photographs of some four million lost lives. Rory MacLean narrates a journey across the globe and into the lives of ordinary men and women who lived through extraordinary times: the first killing of the Cold War, the dying hopes of a doomed aviator, the ghosts of Native America at Alcatraz, Chairman Mao’s most timid lover, Nature’s final battle with Man.