23 Jun There There: Celebrating the launch of Tommy Orange’s début novel
Tuesday 3rd July: 1830
Author: Tommy Orange
‘There There drops on us like a thunderclap; the big, booming, explosive sound of 21st century literature finally announcing itself. Essential.’ Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings
Tommy Orange’s first novel is set in Oakland, California, a place of which Gertrude Stein said ‘there is no there there’. Highly ambitious and polyphonic, it unites a disparate group of people as they converge on a pow wow, with dynamic results. There There was an instant bestseller in the USA on its first publication, garnering ecstatic and widespread review coverage, and we are delighted that Tommy will be in conversation with his French editor Francis Geffard, founder of the original Paris edition of Festival America.
Tickets: £5, from www.waterstones.com
Venue: Waterstones Trafalgar Square