A mix of memoir and narrative non-fiction, White Spines is a book about Nicholas Royle’s passion for Picador’s fiction and non-fiction publishing from the 1970s to the end of the 1990s. He talks to author Lee Rourke about how his 'Confessions of a Book Collector' explores the bookshops and charity shops, the books themselves, and the way a unique collection grew and became a literary obsession. Expect a love song to books, writers and writing.
‘A fiercely intelligent memoir of an obsession by one of our leading prose stylists, but also a loving and enormously warm-hearted record of a life lived in books. I adored White Spines and will treasure my copy every bit as much as Royle treasures his beloved Picadors.’ —Alex Preston
Nicholas Royle is a novelist, literary reviewer, publisher and creative writing lecturer. He is the author of seven novels, including: Counterparts, Saxophone Dreams, and First Novel, and a short story collection, Mortality. He has edited sixteen anthologies, including A Book of Two Halves and Neonlit: Time Out Book of New Writing.
Lee Rourke is a writer and literary critic. His books include the short story collection Everyday, the novels The Canal, Vulgar Things, and Glitch, and the poetry collections Varroa Destructor and Vantablack.
|Event Date||Sat 19 Feb 12:00 pm|
|Location||Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre|