Andrew O’Hagan | Caledonian Road
Wed 17 Apr 2024 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Three-time Booker nominee and author of the recently dramatized Mayflies, Andrew O’Hagan joins us to share his brand-new state-of-the-nation epic. Caledonian Road is an addictive and irresistible British social novel, telling the story of one man’s dramatic fall from grace.
In conversation with Alex Clark
Venue: University Arms hotel
Duration: 1 hour
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Andrew O’Hagan is one of the most exciting and serious chroniclers of our times. Born in Glasgow, he has been nominated for the Booker Prize three times, was voted one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003 and won the E. M. Forster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is Editor-at-Large of the London Review of Books and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His previous novel, Mayflies, won huge acclaim, was a Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month and was adapted for television in an award-winning two-part BBC drama starring Martin Compston and Tony Curran.
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.