Main Event

André Aciman & Olivia Laing

  • 21
  • Oct

2018

Sunday

4.00pm

Photo of author Olivia Laing, wearing a bright orange coat and sunglasses and leaning on a wall with one foot resting on the wallLiz Seabrook

  • Photo of author Olivia Laing, wearing a bright orange coat and sunglasses and leaning on a wall with one foot resting on the wall

How do we learn what we want from love, and is it really worth learning when the end of the world is nigh? In his latest novel, Enigma Variations, bestselling author André Aciman (Call Me By Your Name) charts the life of Paul, whose loves remain as consuming and as covetous throughout his adulthood as they were in his adolescence. While acclaimed non-fiction writer Olivia Laing (The Lonely City) makes her first foray into fiction with Crudo, in which Kathy, a writer, is getting married. But it’s the summer of 2017; Brexit is happening, and Trump is tweeting the world into nuclear war. These two superb authors will discuss their work with host Katie Popperwell.