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.



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

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