On Memoir

On Memoir

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With Rupert Christiansen FRSL, Aida Edemariam, Sigrid Rausing and Philippe Sands

What compels writers to share their private stories? Rupert Christiansen’s memoir, I Know You’re Going to be Happy, tells of the devastating consequences of his father’s abandoning his wife and children in the 1950s. Christiansen chairs a discussion with three fellow memoirists. Aida Edemariam’s book about her Ethiopian grandmother, The Wife’s Tale, is published in February. Sigrid Rausing’s Mayhem: A Memoir attempts to show another side to the tabloid headlines of her sister-in-law’s fatal overdose. Philippe Sands is the author of East West Street, a memoir of his grandfather, two legal professors, the city of Lviv, and an examination of the legacy of the Nuremberg Trials. This event is in partnership with the Royal Society of Literature. We are grateful to the TLS for supporting this event.

In partnership with The Royal Society of Literature

Image: Aida Edemariam


Name: On Memoir
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