MAR 01] COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
Meeting Entices Coe To Coventry
author who brought the streets of Coventry to life in a novel will
be returning to the city later this month to give an insight into
his writing career.
was a chance meeting on national radio has produced a second
panellist for the Writers at the Hall event at St Mary’s Hall on
Jonathan Coe has agreed to talk about his work at the event after
meeting up with friend and fellow panellist David Lodge on BBC Radio
Four's Start The Week programme this week.
the two men discussed the event and Coe asked his publishers,
Penguin Books, to put his name forward.
Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions had asked Coe to join the panel
some months ago, but for family reasons he was forced to decline.
Now his personal circumstances have changed and he's keen to take
Walters, from Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions, said:
delighted to be able to welcome both David Lodge [left] and
Jonathan Coe to Writers at the Hall.
they are perhaps the most high profile British novelists at the
moment, with highly acclaimed new novels just out and lots of
attention from the media. "
Coe is the author of five previous novels, including What A
Carve-Up! And The House Of Sleep, which won the Writers' Guild Best
Fiction Award in 1997.
graduate of Warwick University who once lived in Coventry, one of
his early books, was set around the streets of Earlsdon.
has set his sharply satirical new novel The Rotters Club in 1970s
Birmingham, drawing on themes from his own childhood in that city.
March 28 event is being organised in partnership with Waterstone's
bookstores and the city council's Library Service.
the first time, a local company, Harry Shaw Business Computers, has
agreed to help sponsor the cost.
evening includes a three-course dinner and free wine reception, as
well as a book-signing session.
are £20 a head and are available from Coventry's Tourist
Information Centre in Bayley Lane on 024 7622 7264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
[06 MAR 01] DAVID LODGE TO TALK AT DINNER IN CITY