Episode 26: Lemuria once again

Ep26 Lineup imageThe Special Relationship returns with a word fix from our all-star May lineup:

  • Matt Haig – Award-winning novelist and outer-space thinker
  • Francesca Beard – International performance poet and spoken-word sensation
  • Matthew Spektor – Columnist, writer and diviner of the Tinsletown subconscious. 
  • Joanna Rossiter – Debut novelist weaving tales of the land and the sea

With new stories from our regular readers, Jarred McGinnis and Sam Taradash, and hosted by the inimitable Guy Caradog Morgan, London’s literary polymath is back.

Tue 14th May, 2013

Doors at 7pm. Show at 7.30pm

Tickets £5.00 at the door, or from WeGotTickets.com

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Matt Haig is the author of novels for both adults and children, including  bestsellers The Last Family in England, The Radleys, To Be A Cat and most recently The Humans. ‘Delightfully weird’ (The Guardian), ‘a writer of considerable talent’ (The New York Times) and Irresistible’ (The Times).

Francesca Beard has been called ‘spine-tingling’ (Independent) and ‘The Queen of British Performance Poetry (Metro.) Born in Malaysia, she represents contemporary British literature all over the world with performances and workshops through the British Council.

Matthew Specktor is the author of the novels American Dream Machine (forthcoming in April, 2013) and That Summertime Sound, as well as a nonfiction book about the motion picture The Sting. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, The Believer, Tin House, Black Clock, and Salon.com. He is a senior editor and founding member of the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Joanna Rossiter grew up in Dorset and studied English at Cambridge University before working as a researcher in the House of Commons and as a copy writer. In 2011 she completed an MA in Writing at Warwick University. The Sea Change is her first novel. She lives and writes in London.