Nicholas Royle, author of An English Guide to Birdwatching reads from his new novel, described as combining a page-turning story about literary theft, adultery and ambition with a poetic and moving investigation into our relationship to birds and the environment.
Dazzling in its linguistic playfulness and formal invention, An English Guide to Birdwatching explores the rich hinterland between fact and fiction. In its focus on birds, climate change, the banking crisis, social justice and human migration, it is intensely relevant to wider political concerns; in its mischievous wit and wordplay, it pushes the boundaries of what a novel might be. Royle’s novel engages deeply with Freud, especially in the context of ‘the uncanny’.
Advance booking highly recommended