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Love, Art and Literature

Hannah Rothschild

Chair: Erica Wagner

28/02/2016 12:30 pm
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


Hannah Rothschild CBE is an award-winning writer and documentary film director. She is a former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery, and she is a Trustee of Waddesdon Manor. Hannah’s previous novel The Improbability of Love won the 2016 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction.

Erica Wagner


Erica Wagner’s latest book is Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge (Bloomsbury). Erica was the literary editor of the London Times for seventeen years and is now a contributing writer for the New Statesman and consulting literary editor for Harper’s Bazaar. She is the author of Ariel’s GiftSeizure (Faber & Faber), the short story collection Gravity (Granta) and the editor of First Light (Unbound), a celebration of the work of Alan Garner. She received the Eccles British Library Writer’s Award in 2014, and she is a lecturer in creative writing at Goldsmiths.

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