Will Self will be attending the Friern Barnet Community Library to sign copies of his latest novel, Umbrella which is set in Friern Barnet and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012. Hopefully, given the location of the book signing, which has regularly made the national news in recent months (see below), there will be a lively political discussion to follow.
Watch Will reading from Umbrella.
Praise for Umbrella:
“Umbrella is a magnificent celebration of modernist prose, an epic account of the first world war, a frightening investigation into the pathology of mental illness, and the first true occasion when Self’s ambition and talent have produced something of real cultural significance.” (The Spectator)
A “brilliant and original work” (Mark Lawson, The Guardian)
“A stunning novel” (David Evans, The Independent)
Event info http://fbpeopleslibrary.co.uk/?event=will-self-book-signing
Info and news links about the Occupied Library: http://fbpeopleslibrary.co.uk/?page_id=158
Sign the petition to re-open the library: http://petitions.barnet.gov.uk/RE-OPENFBLIB/#detail