Louise Willder

During her 25-year career at Penguin Books, Louise Willder has written more than 5,000 blurbs. They’re just a few words on book jackets, but what are blurbs really doing (other than trying to twist your arm)?

This joyful book is all about those humble 100-or-so words that take seconds to read but can make a world of difference – and what they tell us about literary history, the art of writing, authors from George Orwell to Zadie Smith, genres from children’s fiction to bonkbusters, cover design, the dark arts of persuasion and even who we are as readers...

With host Steven Gale.

Author photo © Mark Rusher

Event Information

Event Date Sat 18 Feb 3:00 pm
Individual Price £7.00
Venue The Guildhall