Diane Williams’s short (most of them very short) stories have been captivating literary audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for the last three decades. Ben Marcus, in his introduction to The Collected Stories, has described them as ‘fictions of perfect strangeness’, adding that they ‘prize enigma and the uncanny above all else.’ Williams read from her work, and was in conversation with Lara Pawson, formerly the BBC’s correspondent in Angola and author of This is the Place to Be (CB Editions). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lara Pawson is the author of 'This Is The Place To Be', a fragmentary memoir which was published in September 2016 with CB editions. It is based on the long looping monologue, Non Correspondence, which was directed by Forced Entertainment’s Tim Etchells and performed by Cathy Naden at the Battersea Arts Centre for the London International Festival of Theatre 2014, After A War.In the 'Name of the People: Angola’s Forgotten Massacre' (IB Tauris, 2014) was her first book. It was nominated for several awards and longlisted for The Orwell Prize 2015. It was translated as 'Em Nome Do Povo: O massacre que Angola silenciou' (Ediçôes Tinta da China, 2014).Her commentary, essays and reviews have been published in many places, most recently in the Times Literary Supplement, Verso, New Humanist and ArtReview. As well as making many programmes for the BBC, Lara has participated in numerous radio and television programmes in London, Lisbon, Luanda and Johannesburg.
Adrian Searle and Lara Pawson - Conversations In Time
Cast Iron Productions
Adrian Searle has been an art critic for The Guardian newspaper (UK) since 1996. He trained as a painter and soon began writing and broadcasting alongside his artistic practice. He has curated several exhibitions in the UK, Europe and the USA and continues to teach at art colleges in Britain and Europe. He lives in London. Lara Pawson writes commentary, essays and reviews for publication including ArtReview, Verso, Frieze, the Times Literary Supplement, The Financial Times, The Guardian and Wasafiri. She is the author of This is the Place to Be(2016) and In the Name of the People: Angola’s Forgotten Massacre (2016). She lives in London. Inspired by Conversations Before The End Of Time by Suzi Gablik.Conversations In Time is recorded and distributed as part of European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017.
An evening with CB Editions: Will Eaves, Beverley Bie Brahic, Lara Pawson & Charles Boyle
Shakespeare and Company: Writers discuss their books
We’re thrilled to be celebrating one of the most consistently innovative and interesting of independent publishers, CB Editions. Guests will include Will Eaves, Beverley Bie Brahic, Lara Pawson and publisher, Charles Boyle.