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William Boyd CBE in conversation


Wednesday 16 January 2019
6.30 — 7.30pm

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William Boyd CBE

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Renowned author William Boyd CBE discusses his relationship to Vienna, and his perspective on the artists that shaped the Austrian capital, with author and critic, Erica Wagner.

In this talk the internationally acclaimed author William Boyd discusses the impact both Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele have had on his work, along with his relationship to Vienna, the city that inspired his novel, Waiting for Sunrise (2012), and was home to both Klimt and Schiele at the turn of the 20th century.

William Boyd is the author of 15 novels and five collections of short stories. Boyd’s work has been published around the world and translated into over three-dozen languages. His latest novel LOVE IS BLIND (Viking/Penguin) is set at the end of the 19th century and it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician about to embark on the story of his life.

Erica Wagner is Consulting Literary Editor for Harper’s Bazaar. She was the literary editor of The Times for seventeen years and is now a contributing writer for The New Statesman. Her most recent book is Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge (Bloomsbury, 2017). She is also the author of Ariel’s Gift, Seizure, and the short story collection Gravity; she is the editor of First Light: A Celebration of Alan Garner. She was the recipient of the Eccles British Library Writer’s Award in 2014, and she is a lecturer in creative writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.

In association with Pin Drop studio.

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Wednesday 16 January 2019

6.30 — 7.30pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£15, £9