Abi Morgan | This is Not a Pity Memoir | Online

Sat 14 Jan - Mon 30 Jan 2023

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Abi Morgan
Abi Morgan - This is not a pity memoir
Alex Clark

Please note a change to venue. This event will now be held in the Palmerston Room

BAFTA award-winning Abi Morgan is one of the UK’s most talented and prolific writers for stage and screen. Her credits include The Split, Suffragette, The Iron Lady and Shame. Now she writes her own story. In This is Not a Pity Memoir, Morgan describes finding her partner of nearly 20 years lying on the bathroom floor and his subsequent and sudden devastating illness. Her gripping, loving, heart-breaking and frequently funny account brims with honesty and love.

‘Breath-taking…by turns harrowing, cracking sharp and heart-breaking…this book is a gift’ – Meryl Streep 

In conversation with broadcaster, journalist and festival honorary patron Alex Clark. 

Venue: Online

Duration: 1hr

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Author biography

Abi Morgan is a BAFTA and Emmy-award winning playwright and screenwriter whose credits include The Iron Lady, Suffragette, Sex Traffic, The Hour, Brick Lane and Shame. She is the creator and writer of BBC drama, The Split.

Chair biography

Alex Clark is a broadcaster and journalist, who writes for many publications including the Guardian, the Observer, and the Times Literary Supplement. She is a co-host on the Graham Norton Book Club for Audible and hosts the TLS podcast. She is a professional chairperson and appears all over the UK at Cheltenham, Hay and the Southbank Centre. Alex is a festival honorary patron.