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London in Fiction: Kersh and the City

Gerald Kersh is famous for his vision of 1930s London riddled with crime and corruption in Night and the City, as well as the nightmarish short story about a ventriloquist's dummy...


Gerald Kersh is famous for his vision of 1930s London riddled with crime and corruption in Night and the City, as well as the nightmarish short story about a ventriloquist's dummy, which was filmed as a segment of Dead of Night, yet he produced so much more. He was the biggest-selling author in London during World War II, and conquered the post-war American magazine market, yet he died virtually penniless in upstate New York after writing his last masterpiece The Angel and the Cuckoo.

To celebrate Kersh's Centenary and the new edition of The Angel and the Cuckoo from London Books, Paul Duncan, who has been researching Kersh for over a decade, will talk about Kersh's extraordinary life and work.

Paul Duncan is the author of a dozen books on film and crime fiction, and has edited over 100 books, including The Ingmar Bergman Archives, for which he won the August Prize 2008 for Best Non-Fiction Book in Sweden.

The London in Fiction series is organised in collaboration with London Books, whose London Classics imprint aims to bring the city's marginalised fiction back into print www.london-books.co.uk


Speaker(s):

Paul Duncan | talks

 

Date and Time:

27 September 2011 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 4QH
020 7392 9200
http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk

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Tickets:

£8, concs £6

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