The Unexpected Professor: John Carey in conversation with DJ Taylor

Date: 17/06/2014 Times: 7.30pm Prices: £12/£10 Conc Location: Norwich Playhouse

Get an inside look into the literary world with John Carey and DJ Taylor.

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Join us at Norwich Playhouse for an evening of book-talk, anecdotes and lively discussion with critic, biographer and famed cultural commentator, John Carey.

Whilst discussing his latest book The Unexpected Professor with writer and critic DJ Taylor, John Carey will offer “a personal account of what books and reading have meant to me” as well as stories about some of the greatest writers of the 20th century; their friendships, feuds and affairs.

Carey is a sharp commentator who believes that reading is life-changing and that books shouldn’t be the exclusive preserve of any one group. So for discussion rich with novels and nostalgia, an extensive reading list and charged social insight do book your place now.

About John Carey

John Carey is an Emeritus Professor at Oxford University and a Fellow of the British Academy. His books include studies of Donne, Dickens and Thackeray, The Intellectuals and the Masses, What Good Are the Arts? and a life of William Golding. His new book, The Unexpected Professor, will be published in March 2014. He is well known for his provocative take on cultural issues and has been a regular critic on BBC2's Newsnight Review.

About D.J. Taylor

D.J. Taylor was born in 1960 and studied at St John's College, Oxford. He is the author of two acclaimed biographies,  Thackerary, and Orwell: The Life. He has written eleven novels, including The Windsor Faction, Derby Day and Kept: A Victorian Mystery.  David is also well known as a critic and reviewer, and his journalism has appeared in the Independent, the Guardian, the Spectator, the Wall Street Journal and, anonymously, in Private Eye.

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