Peter Boxall, Carol Watts and Nicholas Royle Online Conversation


Join author Nicholas Royle as he shares his new publication, Mother: A Memoir with Peter Boxall and Carol Watts. Organised by the University of Sussex, the event will run from 3.50 pm for a 4pm start on Zoom, with an opportunity for the audience to join in afterwards.

Nicholas Royle is Professor of English at the University of Sussex, where he established the MA in Creative and Critical Writing in 2002. Mother: A Memoir is a touching, funny and beautifully written portrait of family life, mother-son relationships and bereavement.  At once poetic and philosophical, this extraordinary memoir is also a powerful reflection on climate crisis and ‘mother nature’, on literature and life writing, on human and non-human animals, and on the links between the maternal and memory itself. Read the first chapter for free now.

‘A tender and graceful study of parents and children, and a finely judged and measured attempt to capture the flitting, quicksilver shapes of what we keep and what we lose: the touch, the tone, the gaze of the past as it fades. It is a moving and beautifully achieved memoir, and a testament to the writer’s skill and generosity of spirit.’—Hilary Mantel

This event is open to all and free to attend. Please click HERE to register before joining the conversation.