Patrick deWitt in conversation with Ben Bailey Smith

Thursday 27th September 18:30 at London - Piccadilly

The highly acclaimed, Booker-shortlisted Patrick deWitt will be joining us in store to discuss his latest novel, French Exit, with comedian and rapper, Ben Bailey Smith (Doc Brown).


A tragicomedy of manners, deWitt’s latest novel is a riotous send-up of high society and a moving story of mothers and sons. Full of pathos, warmth and wit, French Exit follows a family’s giddy drive to self-destruction against the backdrop of expatriate life in Paris.


Patrick deWitt is the author of the highly acclaimed Ablutions and Undermajordomo Minor, as well as the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted The Sisters Brothers. The latter is currently being made into a major motion picture, starring Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed.


Ben Bailey Smith, known to many as Doc Brown, started his career as an underground rapper. From here, he has gone on to work as a stand-up comedian, actor and screen-writer. He has worked on The Inbetweeners, Hunted, and Miranda, as well as appearing on Live at the Apollo and Russell Howard’s Good News. He is highly regarded for his ongoing work with Ricky Gervais. He is the author of I Am Bear, as well as the forthcoming Bear Moves (February), with Sav Akyüz.



Please join us for what promises to be a truly fantastic event.

London - Piccadilly Waterstones, London - Piccadilly
Thursday 27th September 18:30

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