The Song of Achilles book tour is over, but there are a few events still upcoming. More updates soon….
Thursday, September 11th 2014, 7PM, Newtonville Books, Newton, MA.
The terrific Newtonville Books has invited me to lead their September Celebrity Book Club. We’re going to be talking about one of my all-time favorite reads, Watership Down. Richard Adams’ tale of epic adventure and friendship among a band of rabbits is gripping, poignant and complex. Read it for the first time, or read it again; either way, come join us to discuss!
September 19th 2014, 7:30PM, Newton North High School, Newton, MA
As I mentioned in my previous post, Newton director Melissa Bernstein is staging the second part of The Song of Achilles on September 18th, 19th and 20th. I’ll be doing a talkback after the show on Friday the 19th. (Bonus: if you come to the Watership Down event above, you’ll have a chance to meet Melissa as well).
October 2nd 2014, 7:15PM, LA Library, Los Angeles, CA
I’m also thrilled to be doing an event in California on October 2nd for the LA Library’s ALOUD series. I’ll be talking about Homeric adaptation with novelist and Classicist Zachary Mason, who wrote the terrific Lost Books of the Odyssey.
October 28th 2014, 7PM, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
Finally, I’m going to be at Porter Square books interviewing Eimear McBride, author of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, which won the 2014 Bailey’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize).
Reviews“A startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist... a book I could not put down.” Ann Patchett, author of the Orange Prize-winning Bel Canto
- News and Upcoming Events
- The Song of Achilles onstage, part II
- The Song of Achilles on Newton, MA Stage
- XO ORPHEUS is out!
- Home from Iceland
- News on Galatea, Guardian Chat, and more
- New Short Story, inspired by Pygmalion myth
- Exciting shortlist news! Mass Book and UK Independent Bookseller Awards
- Update: India
- Signed copies of The Song of Achilles–Year Round!