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Diana Athill: Alive, Alive Oh! in conversation with Erica Wagner

14 April, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of conversation with one of the most remarkable literary women of the century, Diana Athill. Now in her ninety-ninth year, Diana’s career in publishing played a crucial role in shaping the literary landscape, and her two novels and nine autobiographical works have won her several awards and an OBE.

Her latest essay collection Alive, Alive Oh! looks back over defining moments in her life upon taking the decision to move to a retirement home, describing in detail the exactly layout of her childhood garden, her experiences in the First and Second World Wars, and her holidays in Europe as a young woman. In the chapter from which the book draws its title, she describes her pregnancy at the age of 43, losing the baby and almost her life – and her gratitude and joy on discovering she had survived.


14 April, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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London Book & Screen Week
+44 (0)20 8271 2124


Foyles Charing Cross
The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0DT United Kingdom
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