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A.M. Homes: May We Be Forgiven
Saturday, May 24 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
A.M. Homes, Susan Wyndham (facilitator)
A.M. Homes’s latest novel May We Be Forgiven, winner of the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize), is a breathtakingly dark satire of modern American life. It has a devastating car crash, adultery and murder within the first 14 pages and it never lets up as it charts the increasingly out of control life of Harry, a middle-aged professor of Richard Nixon studies. A.M. talks about her writing with Susan Wyndham.
Susan Wyndham (Australian)
Susan Wyndham is literary editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and contributing editor of the recent anthology My Mother, My Father: On Losing a Parent. In her career as a journalist she has been editor of Good Weekend magazine, New York correspondent for The Australian, and a deputy editor of the Herald. She is also the author of Life in His Hands: The True Story of a Neurosurgeon and a Pianist.
A.M. Homes won the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly, the Orange Prize for Fiction) for her latest novel May We Be Forgiven. Her previous works include the novels This Book Will Save Your Life and Music for Torching, the short story collection Things You Should Know, the highly acclaimed memoir The Mistress's Daughter, and travel memoir Los Angeles: People, Places and the Castle on the Hill. She is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair.