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18 February 2015: Helen Harris book reading

Wednesday 18 February 2015
5 pm - 5.45 pm
Peltz Gallery

Helen Harris, lecturer in creative writing in the Department of English and Humanities, will be reading from her critically acclaimed new novel Sylvia Garland’s Broken Heart.

Helen' book has been featured on BBC Woman's Hour, Booktrust, Gransnet and the Ham & High.

'Harris turns out to be a virtuoso when it comes to understanding family. She is superlative – I can’t think of anyone better – at describing just how irritating everyone can be. She even-handedly lets us see how her characters get on one another’s nerves. The result is sympathetic, funny and truthful. She is adroit at describing simmering conflict, in understanding the way in which a mother-in-law can be regarded by her daughter-in law as a foreign body, and vice versa. She is skilful at describing the pressure a baby can bring to bear on married life.' Observer, 23 November 2014


Birkbeck, School of Arts
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD


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