We are delighted to announce an exclusive virtual event with the phenomenal, bestselling writer and Booker Prize winner, author of The Silence of the Girls, Pat Barker.
Pat joins us to celebrate and discuss her latest novel, The Women of Troy, which continues her extraordinary and critically acclaimed retelling of one of our greatest myths.
To book places, preorder your signed first edition of The Women of Troy here. Each copy of the book includes access to the online event. We’ll send the event link to the email address you use to complete your order, 24 hours before the event.
Troy has fallen. The Greeks have won their bitter war. They can return home as victors, loaded with their spoils: their stolen gold, stolen weapons, stolen women. All they need is a good wind to lift their sails.
But the wind does not come. The gods have been offended – the body of Trojan king Priam lies desecrated, unburied – and so the victors remain in limbo, camped in the shadow of the city they destroyed, pacing at the edge of an unobliging sea. And, in these empty, restless days, the hierarchies that held them together begin to fray, old feuds resurface and new suspicions fester.
Join us for a evening in conversation with one of the best-loved and most renowned contemporary British authors as she continues to recast the world of Greek mythology, bringing forward the forgotten women at its heart, and weaving spellbinding, enchanting narratives as she does.