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POSTPONED – An evening with Adam Mars-Jones

Monday, 27th April, 2020    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

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Adam Mars-Jones, we think, last did an event in Nottingham during the local Unsilenced Voices campaign against the homophobic Section 28. Then, he was the author of the collection of short stories Lantern Lecture and had written The Darker Proof with Edmund White. The latter collection reflected the Aids crisis.

A lot of time has passed since then and Mars-Jones has gone on to be a leading reviewer and film critic. His Kid Gloves details his difficult relationship with his father over Adam being gay, as his father slides into dementia.

The first half of this event will cover Adam Mars-Jones career, the second half focusing on his new novel, Box Hill, about a relationship between a gay biker and a younger man – Box Hill being where they met. Box Hill is elegantly published by Fitzcarraldo, Mars-Jones having won their 2019 Novel Prize. A novel of desire and domination, which starts in 1975.

Admission:  £4.00 (£2.00 students) including refreshments.

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