Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:00 - 20:00


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The Existential Englishman: Paris Among the Artists

As part of our ongoing series in partnership with the Bloomsbury Institute, author Michael Peppiatt talks to Miranda France about his latest book, The Existential Englishman, a love letter to Paris and a memoir of a life spent at its bohemian heart.

Intensely personal, candid and entertaining, The Existential Englishman chronicles Peppiatt's relationship with Paris, from the tumultuous riots of 1968, through his precarious progress in journalism, to his encounters with a host of figures at the heart of Parisian artistic life, including Sartre, Beckett, Cartier-Bresson, Gainsbourg and Deneuve.

Rich with adventures and misadventures, Michael Peppiatt is the wittiest and wickedest of observers, capturing the essence of the city and its glittering cultural achievements.

Michael Peppiatt‘s international career has been spent between London, Paris and New York. He has written regularly for the Observer, Le Monde, the New York Times, the Financial TimesArt News and Art International magazine, which he re-launched as its new publisher and editor from Paris in 1985. He has curated numerous exhibitions and is the author of over twenty books, including the definitive Bacon biography, Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma.

Miranda France is an award-winning writer and translator. She is author of two highly acclaimed travel books, Bad Times in Buenos Aires and Don Quixote's Delusions, and two novels, That Summer at Hill Farm and The Day Before the Fire. She has translated Argentine writers including Alberto Manguel, Claudia Piñeiro and Liliana Heker.

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Tickets: £20 or £15 for London Library members. Ticket includes a copy of the book (RRP £25.00).

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