A summer news special from Cardiff BookTalk! Over the next week, which marks the bicentenary of Emily Brontë’s birth, the three brilliant speakers from our June event will be publishing articles exploring Brontë’s legacy at The Conversation UK. The first of these articles is by Cardiff University’s … Continue reading Emily Brontë at 200: Catherine Paula Han on The Conversation
Cardiff BookTalk is pleased to announce that our final event of the year, marking the bicentenary of Emily Brontë, will be filmed by a Cardiff TV company producing a new arts documentary on Brontë and her novel Wuthering Heights. The documentary will be aired on Channel 4 later in the year and will be presented by the actress and activist Lily Cole.
So brush up on your Brontë knowledge and make sure to come along on Monday night to Cardiff University’s Main Building, where there’ll be fascinating papers by three expert speakers and a chance to share your views – with Cardiff BookTalk, and with Channel 4! Tickets are going very fast to make sure to grab yours here.
(If you’re attending the event and you’d prefer not to be filmed, that’s no problem; just let the production team know on the night.)
Our final BookTalk event for the Spring will celebrate the bicentenary of Emily Brontë with a discussion of her only – confirmed – novel: Wuthering Heights. When Wuthering Heights was published in 1847, one reviewer remarked that ‘the reader is shocked, almost sickened by details of cruelty, inhumanity, … Continue reading BookTalk event, 11th June 2018: Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights
Our next BookTalk event will focus on Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone, marking the 150 year anniversary of its first publication in 1868. The Moonstone is considered by many to be the first novel of detective fiction. T. S. Eliot described it as “the first, the longest, and … Continue reading BookTalk event, 16th May 2018: Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone
Our next event will be BookTalk with a twist! We are pleased to welcome Tyler and Jonathan Keevil to celebrate the UK launch of Tyler’s latest novel, No Good Brother – a rip-roaring tale of ‘loyalty, love, danger and family’ (HarperCollins, 2018). Tyler Keevil is an award-winning writer … Continue reading BookTalk event, 25th April 2018: The No Good Brother(s) Tour with Tyler Keevil
Our next BookTalk event will celebrate World Poetry Day with a discussion of a brilliant re-interpretation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century by one of the UK’s foremost poets: Patience Agbabi’s 2014 poetry collection, Telling Tales.
This December at Cardiff BookTalk we’re taking a look back at Philip K. Dick’s classic vision of the future in the 1968 science fiction novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?