Erica Wagner will be in conversation with Professor Adam Mars-Jones about her new book, Mary and Mr Eliot.
In 1938 T.S. Eliot struck up a friendship with Mary Trevelyan, a passionately curious woman and intrepid traveller. Their relationship was cosy and domestic - characterised by churchgoing, record-playing, day trips with Mary at the wheel or Eliot in his rolled shirt-sleeves cooking up sausages for dinner. Over the years, Mary came to believe that their friendship might lead to something more . . . but their journey together did not end as she would have hoped.
Trevelyan left a unique document - of diaries, letters and pictures - charting their twenty-year-long relationship in her vivid prose. Erica Wagner has brought this untold story together for the first time. Mary and Mr Eliot is a revelatory tale of joy, misunderstanding and betrayal that feels utterly modern and deeply human.
Erica Wagner’s books include Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge; First Light: A Celebration of Alan Garner and a novel, Seizure. She was the literary editor of The Times for seventeen years and is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and consulting literary editor for Harper’s Bazaar. She is Goldsmiths Distinguished Writers’ Centre Fellow and Lead Editorial Innovator at Creatd, Inc.
Erica will be will be in conversation with Professor Adam Mars-Jones and we will also be marking her appointment as a Distinguished Fellow of the Writers' Centre. This is a free, in-person event, that is also being livestreamed.
Please register for the livestream via the link below. If you are planning on attending in-person, there is no need to register.
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|23 Nov 2022
|5:00pm - 6:00pm
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