Veronica Horwell, Martin Vander Weyer and Hugo Vickers
chaired by Jonathan Heawood
Tuesday 19 June, 7pm
The obituary is one of the most challenging of all forms of literature. It was not for nothing that Mark Twain complained that reports of his death had been exaggerated. Turning the chaos of life into a few succinct paragraphs that are at once respectful, illuminating and honest is a task beyond all but the hardiest writers. And who are obituaries for anyway - friends, family, or immortality? Obituarist Martin Vander Weyer, Business Editor of the Spectator, is joined by the royal biographer Hugo Vickers and columnist and obituarist Veronica Horwell to explore the darker corners of the newspaper pages.
Tickets: £5.00 PEN Members / £7.00 non-members (includes a glass of wine after the talk, courtesy of Waitrose Wines)
Venue: The Guardian Newsroom, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA
How to book: On-line at www.englishpen.org/events/ or call 020 7713 0023