Byron Writers Festival is thrilled to present acclaimed British author Sarah Winman, who will appear live in conversation about her latest novel that has captured the hearts of readers, Still Life. Moving from the Tuscan Hills and piazzas of Florence, to the smog of London’s East End, Still Life is a sweeping, joyful novel about beauty, love, family and fate.
See Winman in conversation with Zacharey Jane and be transported by a story that ‘bolsters the heart and soul’.
When: 6—7.15pm, Thursday 22 September Where: Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay Tickets: $30 Members /$35 General
Sarah Winman grew up in Essex and now lives in London. She attended the Weber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television. She has written four novels. Still Life (2021) was shortlisted for the ABIA International Book of the Year and won the 2021 Dymocks Book of the Year.
About Still Life
From the author of When God was a Rabbit and Tin Man, Still Life is a big-hearted story of people brought together by love, war, art and the ghost of E.M. Forster.
1944, in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa, as bombs fall around them, two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening.
Ulysses Temper is a young British soldier, Evelyn Skinner is a sexagenarian art historian and possible spy. She has come to Italy to salvage paintings from the wreckage and relive memories of the time she encountered EM Forster and had her heart stolen by an Italian maid in a particular Florentine room with a view.
Evelyn’s talk of truth and beauty plants a seed in Ulysses’ mind that will shape the trajectory of his life – and of those who love him – for the next four decades.
Moving from the Tuscan Hills and piazzas of Florence, to the smog of London’s East End, Still Life is a sweeping, joyful novel about beauty, love, family and fate.
‘Four course nourishment for all Winman fans’ Patrick Gale, author of Take Nothing With You
‘Extraordinary . . . my book of the year’ Liz Nugent, author of Our Little Cruelties
‘The kind of story that bolsters the heart and soul’ Donal Ryan, author of Strange Flowers