Vesna will talk about her second novel Monsieur Ka, a continuation of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, set in the bombed-out, snowbound London of 1947. Albertine Whitelaw meets an enigmatic businessman, Mr Carr, who turns out to be child of Tolstoy’s tragic heroine. The Times proclaimed the novel as ‘clever and intriguing. Monsieur Ka could hardly be more of the moment’.
Vesna Goldsworthy is an internationally bestselling and prize-winning writer, academic and broadcaster. Her novel Gorsky was translated into fifteen languages, long-listed for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and serialised as Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4. Vesna’s ‘Private Passions’ interview with Michael Berkeley was one of the most popular broadcasts on Radio 3 in 2017.
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