Orange Prize of Fiction 2010: Samantha Harvey Event

The longlist of books to be considered for this year’s Orange Prize for Fiction is announced on 18 March.  To launch the promotion of the prize in Liverpool Libraries, one of last year’s shortlisted authors, Samantha Harvey, is coming to Liverpool on Friday 19th March.

Samantha will be talking about her novel The Wilderness in the Central Library, William Brown Street, starting at 2.30pm.  The event is free and open to all.  Copies of the book will be on sale at the event and can be signed by the author.

The Wilderness tells the story of Jake, a 65 year old architect who develops Alzheimer’s disease.  It is a clear and moving portrait, not only of a sympathetic man, but also of a heartrending disease as seen from the inside out.

The event will be of particular interest to reading groups, who may want to explore the book further together, and also to general readers and people with a personal or professional contact with anyone who has Alzheimer’s disease.

For any more information about the event, please contact Peter Wallace, Reader Development Officer, at Kensington Library, Kensington, Liverpool, L7 2RJ: tel: 0151 233 4495; email wallacep@liverpool.gov.uk

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