An Evening with Francis Spufford

An Evening with Francis Spufford

Wednesday 7 March 2018, 7:00pm—8:00pm

Francis Spufford, one of Britain's most diverse and acclaimed authors, has written six books of non-fiction and has been long- or shortlisted for prizes in science, historical, political and theological writing and writing 'evoking the spirit of place'. 'Golden Hill' is his first novel and vividly evokes 18th-century New York.

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Join us for a special evening with Francis Spufford, one of Britain's most diverse and acclaimed authors, of whom the New Yorker said, 'intellectually he resembles a many-armed Hindu deity, able to pluck fruit and butterflies from anywhere on earth's most robust tall trees'.

Spufford's seven books range in subject matter from science and history to theology and politics. 'The Child That Books Built' was a love letter to literature; 'Unapologetic' argued that 'despite everything, Christianity can still make surprising emotional sense'; and in 2016 his first foray into fiction, 'Golden Hill', was a triumph, scooping numerous prizes, including the Costa Award for Best First Novel. A rollicking, suspenseful tale set in mid-18th century Manhattan, the novel pays loving tribute to the literature of that era.

He appears in robust, wide-ranging conversation with Chris Moore.

In association with New Zealand Festival Writers & Readers

Concert Hall, The Piano
Christchurch, New Zealand

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