Tessa Hadley

18th Nov 2015 - 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Tessa Hadley

Wednesday 18th November 7.30pm
The Creative Writing Programme at Edge Hill University present Tessa Hadley

Widely praised for the wit and compassion of her writing, Tessa Hadley is the author of five novels, and two short story collections, including Accidents in the Home, Clever Girl and Married Love. Married Love was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize in 2012. Her stories appear regularly in the New Yorker and she has also been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award. Tessa Hadley is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University; her advice to fellow writers is “What you’re writing should hurt and make you feel slightly anxious, and almost ashamed.”

As Anne Enright puts it, speaking of Hadley’s fiction: “She wants to tell you the important things about ordinary life, and she wants to do it properly.”

Her new novel, The Past, a tale of sibling rivalry and sexual tensions, played out across the generations, has been greeted with rave reviews, and was serialized on BBC Radio.

“a brilliant excavation of family and inheritance”  The Guardian review 

“There is something reassuring yet deliciously unexpected about a Tessa Hadley novel.”  Helen Brown, Daily Telegraph – See more at Random House website 

Tickets £4.50 all