Marina Warner: In Conversation with Sophie Herxheimer

Wednesday 28 April, 7pm

This event is hosted by the University of East Anglia and is part of the UEA Live: Spring 2021 Programme. Jarrold is proud to be the official bookseller for UEA Live.

Feminist theorist, novelist and critic Marina Warner will be discussing her family memoir Inventory of a Life Mislaid with the book’s illustrator, Sophie Herxheimer. Alison Winch, UEA Live Co-Director and lecturer in Media Studies at UEA, will chair the event.



About Marina Warner

Marina Warner writes fiction, cultural history and arts criticism. Her books include Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary and Monuments & Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form. She is professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, President of the Royal Society of Literature, and contributes to the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books. Her new book, Inventory of a Life Mislaid, is an ‘unreliable memoir’ about her childhood in Egypt where her father opened a bookshop in 1947.

Image: © Dan Welldon


About Sophie Herxheimer

Sophie Herxheimer is an artist and poet. She’s held many residencies, including at London International Festival of Theatre, The National Maritime Museum, The Museum of Liverpool, and Transport for London. Her work has been shown at the Tate Modern and on a giant mural along the seafront at Margate. Her collection Velkom to Inklandt was a Poetry Book of the Month in The Observer and a Sunday Times Book of the Year. Her current collection is INDEX, 76 collage poems being published as a pack of cards by Zimzalla. Sophie teaches and collaborates extensively.

Image: © John Stuttle

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