Events

The United States of Resistance: Lincoln in the Bardo

Tuesday 28th November 18:30 at London - Gower Street

The United States of Resistance is a literary salon celebrating writers who speak truth to power.

 

In November the salon returns with an evening in celebration of George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo, winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize. Host Max Liu will be speaking to fellow critics Alex Clark and Alex Preston about this dazzling, deeply humane novel about Abraham Lincoln's grief after the death of his young son.

 

Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and taking place over just one night, Lincoln in the Bardo is populated by restless spirits; ghosts clamouring to be heard. Published at the time of Trump's electoral victory and gaining political relevance in the wake of Charlottesvillewhere the far right recently marched in opposition to the removal of a statue of confederate commander Robert E Lee, this novel is an exhilarating example of writing as activism. Join our panel to discuss what we can learn from George Saunders about resisting power today and the challenges of writing fiction in today’s political climate.

 

ALL TICKETS INCLUDE WINE. BUY TICKETS ONLINE, IN STORE OR BY PHONING 020 7636 1577

London - Gower Street Waterstones, London - Gower Street
Tuesday 28th November 18:30

Sorry you've missed this one - search more events here

Book your ticket today


Terms & Conditions

Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter; we therefore recommend that you check with the shop before travelling.
If you are unable to attend an event we can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Reserved copies cannot be guaranteed and may not always carry dedications.
All signings (unless otherwise stated) operate on a first come first served basis, so early arrival is often recommended.