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February: Tobias Jones ‘Inventing your own language’
February 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm£5
Save the date for Novel Nights with author, broadcaster and Observer columnist, Tobias Jones. “Inventing your own Language – how to make-up new words and mine old ones”.
Tobias Jones has published three novels and four works of non-fiction. He has been a columnist for the Observer and for Internazionale, and has made documentaries for the BBC and for RAI. His next book is set in 1549.
A Place of Refuge “It is Jones’s humanity and gift for characterisation that make his book so captivating… A deep tenderness reveals itself in descriptions of nature… His account rings with universal truths.” Financial Times
The Dark Heart of Italy “Excellent.” Andrew Marr, Daily Telegraph
Utopian Dreams “Jones probes our modern dissatisfactions with an exemplary intelligence… very much a book for our time.”Independent
The Salati Case “A fast-talking, pocket-sized box-ticker of a private-dick novel, The Salati Case sees Tobias Jones revisit the modern Italian underworld he combed through in his 2003 non-fiction book The Dark Heart of Italy…. Angry, violent and uncompromising, with a shaved head, dead parents and a sideline in beekeeping, Castagnetti [the private detective] will be back, no danger: he is too good a creation to be restricted to a single case.” Observer
White Death “Following his excellent debut…Jones writes with understanding, intelligence and prescience about the country of Berlusconi, bunga-bunga and bungs all round.” The Guardian
Blood on the Altar: “”More than his credentials as a travel writer, Jones’s faithful obsession to know what happened to Elisa, and to link it to the wider corruption of Silvio Berlusconi’s regime, is what raises his book almost to the same shelf as Peter Robb’s Midnight in Sicily and Helen Garner’s Joe Cinque’s Consolation. It is a terribly good, terribly sad story that probably only Jones, with a foothold in both countries, could have written.” Telegraph (Nicholas Shakespeare)
Death of a Showgirl: ”
‘In Death of a Showgirl, out now from Faber, Jones gives us a Rome stripped bare of history, culture and, often, humanity. Anyone hoping for jolly wine-sipping philosophising policemen or even the odd Tuscan recipe will be disappointed. This is a private eye story in the Ross Macdonald mould (a pretty good mould to come from) and not a tourist guide.’ Mike Ripley, Shotsmag
Submissions: We are looking for submissions: Submit your stories or novel extracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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