In his first ever UK tour, Fane Productions and Kilimanjaro present an evening with the bestselling, much-loved author and LGBT activist, Armistead Maupin.

Maupin has been blazing a trail through US popular culture since the 1970’s, when his iconic and ground-breaking series Tales of the City was first published as a column in the San Francisco Chronicle. The novel series has been taking the literary world by storm ever since, and is currently being adapted by Netflix into a much-anticipated new series, starring Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Ellen Page.

Don’t miss the chance to join America’s ultimate storyteller, as he recounts his favourites tales from the past 4 decades, offering his own engaging observations on society and the world we inhabit.

 

Please note: due to unforseen circumstances, Bernadine Evaristo is no longer able to attend the event. In her place, Armistead will be interviewed by author and journalist Hannah Beckerman.
Hannah’s new novel, If Only I Could Tell You, was released by Orion Books this year, with a third novel coming in 2020. She is a freelance features writer and book critic for The Observer, the FT Weekend Magazine and The Sunday Express, a regular book pundit on the Sara Cox Show on BBC Radio 2, and regularly chairs panels, discussions and interviews at literary festivals and publishing events throughout the UK. She has chaired numerous book prizes including the Costa Book Awards.

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TBC

Duration

Approx 110 mins

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Mature themes

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