Helen Dunmore cr Caroline Forbes

Celebrating Helen Dunmore

Patricia Ferguson, Sian Norris and Helen Taylor

FoI at Waterstones/
Thu 06 June 2019

Celebrating Helen Dunmore

Patricia Ferguson, Sian Norris and Helen Taylor

Helen Dunmore cr Caroline Forbes
Thu 06 June 2019,

Helen Dunmore, who died in 2017, was widely recognised as one of the most acclaimed and talented writers of her generation; in their obituary, the Guardian described her as a ‘poet and novelist with a flair for reinvention and making history human’.

Dunmore moved to Bristol in the late 1970s and soon after started making a name for herself with her poetry collection The Apple Fall. As a novelist, her works include A Spell of Winter (which won the 1996 Orange Prize), The Siege (shortlisted for the Orange and Whitbread Prizes and the 2005 Great Reading Adventure), The Betrayal (longlisted for the Booker Prize) and her last novel Birdcage Walk, which is set in Bristol. Inside the Wave, her final poetry collection was awarded (posthumously) the Costa Book of the Year.  Girl, Balancing & Other Stories was published in 2018 and Counting Backwards, a poetry retrospective covering over four decades of work was published this February.

Join us for an evening to celebrate her novels and poems with fellow Bristol writers Patricia Ferguson, Sian Norris and Helen Taylor.

We would love to hear from you too, so please do bring your favourite poem or extract to share with the rest of the audience.

This is a free event but there will be a collection in aid of St Peter’s Hospice, Bristol on the night.

Image credit Caroline Forbes.

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