Authors’ Club Lunch with Vesna Goldsworthy
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
ith sharp wit and tender precision, Vesna Goldsworthy unpicks the failures of family and state. Iron Curtain is a sly, elegant human drama that challenges the myths we tell ourselves.
Vesna Goldsworthy’s new novel Iron Curtain, Chatto & Windus, 2022 (UK); W.W.Norton 2023 (US) is one of the Times Best Books of 2022; The Independent Book of the Month; the Tablet Book of the Month; The Guardian Book of the Day; Amazon Kindle Bestseller; Hatchards Book of the Week; LRB Bookshop Book of the Week; LRB Bookshop Best Books of 2022; Daunt Bookshop Book of the Week & John Sandoe Bookshop Winter Choice.
Vesna Goldsworthy comes from Belgrade. She began her writing life as a poet and aged 22 performed her poetry to thirty thousand people at a football stadium. At 24 she moved to the UK and started writing in English, her third language. Her widely-translated books include a prize-winning poetry collection The Angel of Salonika; an internationally bestselling memoir, Chernobyl Strawberries; and the London-based novels Gorsky and Monsieur Ka. A former BBC World Service journalist, she is now an academic and occasional broadcaster.
The two-course lunch starting at 12:30pm followed by coffee and mints costs £32.