Benjamin Markovits’ novel, The Syme papers, is about genius and failure, and the possibilities and pitfalls of discovery.
In this session, to mark the launch of The Syme Papers, Benjamin read from his book and discussed the genesis of it with the audience.
‘Literature isn’t a moral beauty contest’, claimed Roth, ‘The belief it inspires is what counts.’ Literary titan and multi-award winning writer, Philip Roth was undoubtedly a brilliant, if controversial, artist. In a career that spanned 50 years he wrote numerous, generation-changing books, from his first, Goodbye, Columbus, to his last, Nemesis. Three outstanding writers discuss his work and his legacy.