Family Day 2020 Sunday 02 February - Sunday 02 February | Tickets now on sale

Carmen Callil

Carmen Callil founded Virago Press in 1972. At Virago, amongst other business and editorial aspects of the company, she was responsible for the creation and development of the Virago Modern Classics list.
Family Business

Peter Conradi’s ‘masterpiece’ of a memoir ranges from his European Jewish forebears who came to Britain in the Victorian era to novelist and philosopher Iris Murduch, whose biography Conradi wrote. He writes movingly of their close relationship, of his public school and life on a kibbutz, of participating in the early years of gay rights, and becoming a writer.