Elleke Boehmer at The Oxford Centre for Life Writing


The Oxford Centre for Life Writing have organised a discussion between Dr Katherine Collins, Dr Sophie Ratcliffe and Elleke Boehmer on Monday 2nd December from 5.30 pm – 7 pm. Elleke will read The Biographer and his Wife, taken from To The Volcano, published by Myriad in October 2019. The discussion will focus on the figure of the biographer in creative and literary work, followed by Q&A with the audience.

To The Volcano is a thrilling new collection of short stories by Elleke Boehmer, tracking lives across continents from the perspective of the southern hemisphere—its light, its seas, its sensibilities. These are stories of people caught up in a world that tilts seductively, sometimes dangerously, between south and north, between ambition and tradition, between light and dark. Elleke’s characters are poised to leave or on the point of return; often caught in limbo, haunted by their histories and veering between possibilities.

This event is free to attend but booking is required. More information on the event can be found HERE.