Thursday, April 19, 2012
Royal Society of Literature Event
MONDAY 23 APRIL, 7PM
Susannah Clapp, Caryl Phillips, Bidisha
Angela Carter, actually
CHAIRED BY ANNE CHISHOLM
Twenty years after her untimely death from cancer, novelist Angela Carter continues to challenge, delight and provoke her readers. Possessed of a sharp and often subversive intellect, she was a re-maker of fairy tales an outspoken feminist and a richly distinctive stylist. In works such as The Magic Toyshop, Wise Children and The Bloody Chamber, she blends fairy tale and magic realism to explore human sensuality and conventional femininity with wit and intelligence. Her literary executor, the theatre critic Susannah Clapp, who recently published
the affectionate memoir A Card from Angela Carter, joins novelist Caryl Phillips (left) and writer and broadcaster Bidisha to celebrate Carter’s work and consider her legacy.
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, WC2R 1LA
We are grateful to the Royal Literary Fund for sponsoring this event.
The Royal Society of Literature
London WC2R 1LA
T: 0207 845 4676
F: 0207 845 4679