Suffolk Book League Author's Talk
Wed, 08 Jul 20
SBL Members £4 Non-members £8. Students FREE with ID
Fiona is coming to talk to us about her biography of Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein, In Search of Mary Shelley.
Fiona Sampson has been published in thirty-seven languages and has received the awards in many countries. She received an MBE for services to literature in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours, 2017.
Sampson is a Fellow and former Council Member of the Royal Society of Literature. Her publications include twenty-nine volumes of poetry, literary non-fiction and criticism; she has also co-translated four volumes of poetry.
A prolific broadcaster and critic, Fiona Sampson has held a number of international writing fellowships. Earlier, she pioneered writing on health care in the UK, and directed an international poetry festival in Wales for five years before becoming Director of the Stephen Spender Memorial Trust for literary translation. Her study of musical form in poetry, Lyric Cousins, and her latest collection The Catch (Penguin Random House), both appeared in 2016. She has written a libretto for the composer Philip Grange as part.
Among Sampson’s recent books, the Spectator called her exploration of Limestone Country(2017)‘bewitching’, and it was a Guardian Book of the Year. Her critically acclaimed biography, In Search of Mary Shelley (2018), has appeared in US, Italian and Spanish editions.