A family memoir rich in folk legends, food, art, politics and literature, asking where, or what, is home? What does it mean to have roots? Or to have left a piece of oneself somewhere long since abandoned? In Dandelions, Thea Lenarduzzi pieces together her family history through four generations’ worth of migration between Italy and England, and the stories scattered like seeds along the way. At the heart of this book is her grandmother Dirce, a former seamstress and a repository of tales that are by turns unpredictable, unreliable, significant.
Thea Lenarduzzi will be talking to author and arts journalist Chloë Ashby.
Thea Lenarduzzi is a writer, editor and broadcaster, primarily for the Times Literary Supplement. Dandelions, winner of the 2020 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize, is her first book.
|Event Date||Sat 25 Feb 12:30 pm|