Literary Leicester: An Evening with Michael Frayn

Series Name Literary Leicester
Speaker Michael Frayn
Type Arts & Entertainment
Starts at Nov 16, 2013 07:30 PM
Ends at Nov 16, 2013 08:30 PM
Venue Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing
Open To Public
For Bookings Contact Contact Name: Pritty Wadhia Contact Phone: 0116 252 2320

Ticketed event - please book your free tickets in advance.

Followed by a signing session

Chair: Harry Whitehead

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and began his career as a journalist on the Guardian and the Observer. His novels include Towards the End of the Morning, The Trick of It and A Landing on the Sun. Headlong (1999) was shortlisted for the Booker Prize while Spies (2002) won the Whitbread Novel Award. His fifteen plays range from Noises Off to Copenhagen and most recently Afterlife. His most recent book, Skios (2012) was published to widespread acclaim:

"Michael Frayn’s brilliantly plotted Skios, set in and around a plausibly farcical cultural centre in Greece, is laugh-aloud funny, as fine as anything his mentor Wodehouse ever wrote." Philip French, Observer, Books of the Year

"The flair for farce that gave Frayn’s play Noises Off such comic brio is here uproariously let loose across the pages of a novel. A mix-up with suitcases on a Greek island plunges a pompous elderly lecturer (en route to a cultural symposium) and a raffish young character heading for an amorous assignation into a helter-skelter comedy of errors. The result is a bravura feat of nimbly plotted mishaps and misunderstandings." Peter Kemp, Sunday Times, Books of the Year

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