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Book launch, On Agoraphobia by Graham Caveney

Thursday, 28th April, 2022    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
9A Beck St, Nottingham, NG1 1EQ

If we’re talking agoraphobia, we’re talking books. I slip between their covers, lose myself in the turn of one page, re-discover myself on the next. Reading is a game of hide-and-seek. Narrative and neurosis, uneasy bedfellows sleeping top to toe.

When Graham Caveney was in his early twenties he began to suffer from what was eventually diagnosed as agoraphobia. What followed were decades of managing his condition and learning to live within the narrow limits it imposed on his life: no motorways, no dual carriageways, no shopping centres, limited time outdoors.

Graham’s quest to understand his illness brought him back to his first love: books. From Harper Lee’s Boo Radley, Ford Madox Ford, Emily Dickinson, and Shirley Jackson: the literary world is replete with examples of agoraphobics – once you go looking for them.

On Agoraphobia is a fascinating, entertaining and sometimes painfully acute look at what it means to go through life with an anxiety disorder that evades easy definition.

Please join us for the launch of this new book – published today. See the extracts published in the Observer, appearing three days before this event.

Timings – doors open  6.30, book launch at 7.00

Bar available prior to the event and at the break

Register via Eventbrite. Booking essential

Venue: Antenna, 9A Beck St, Nottingham NG1 1EQ

As well as the launch, Graham will be interviewed by Colin Wright, Associate Professor of Critical Theory at the Univeristy of Nottingham and a practicing psychoanalyst.

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