Chair: Erica Wagner
King's Place, Room 2
Hannah Rothschild, author of The Improbability of Love and the new Chair of the National Gallery Board of Trustees, knows a thing or two about art and how for some its pursuit can become an all-encompassing obsession. Her novel is imaginative, exuberant, often extremely funny, and is currently a nominee for the JQ-Wingate Prize. Hannah Rothschild will be talking to Erica Wagner about her writing, her new appointment, the art that affects her most powerfully, and her other passionate pursuits.
Hannah Rothschild is a writer and film director. Her documentary feature films have appeared on the BBC and HBO and at international film festivals. She sits on several Boards of Trustees and is engaged in many philanthropic projects. Her earlier book:The Baroness – The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild, was published in many countries.
Erica Wagner was born in New York. She is contributing literary editor at Harper’s Bazaar, former literary editor of The Times, a broadcaster and award-winning writer of many genres, including fiction, biography and poetry.
Francine Prose and Laura Cumming have had to cancel their festival appearances for personal reasons.