Author Visits Coming Up!

In Miscellaneous on November 16, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Look forward to not one but TWO authors in the next month with Brent Libraries!

Monday 28 November 7-8.30pm @willesden Green Library

Matthew Sweet will be talking about his new book ‘West End Front’. Matthew is a writer and broadcaster and has been a columnist for The Big Issue and film critic of the Independent on Sunday.

He is a presenter for BBC Radio 3’s Night Waves, a reporter for The Culture Show on BBC2, and a panellist for Newsnight Review. He was also the co-host of BBC2’s Edinburgh Show, on which he took tango lessons and compared leg-hair with Russell Brand.

He is the author of Inventing the Victorians and Shepperton Babylon: The Lost Worlds of British Cinema – which he adapted as a film for BBC Four (“the best documentary I’ve seen all year” – Daily Telegraph).

Wednesday 7 December 6.30-7.30pm @Willesden Green Library

Roger Mills is a writer, novelist and oral historian. His fictional work has been produced by major publishers and praised by critics. One of his history articles was referred to as ‘an important pioneer study’ by Professor Tony Kushner. Much of his work relates to East London, where he lives and works.

Roger’s long-term involvement in the cultural life of the area has provided the basis for his latest book, Everything Happens in Cable Street, The book features exclusive interviews with veterans of the Battle of Cable Street in 1936, the Stepney Words school strikers of the 1970s and a wide range of artists, filmmakers and writers working in the East London of today. Roger also talks to contemporary witnesses of the area’s ‘red-light’ years, a local rave organiser, and a real-life To Sir!


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