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Paula Byrne

The Built Moment and In the City of Love’s Sleep – Poetry and Prose

Lavinia Greenlaw Interviewed by Paula Byrne

Saturday, 6 April 2019

10:00am

1 hour

St Cross College

£7 - £12.50

Poet Lavinia Greenlaw talks about her new collection, The Built Moment, and about her second novel, In the City of Love’s Sleep. How different is writing a novel to writing poetry, and what are the common themes between the two works?

The Building Moment is Greenlaw’s first collection of poetry since 2011. It is a reflection on her father’s dementia, on the metaphysics of memory and loss, and on possibilities in the face of loss. In the City of Love’s Sleep is a story about what it means to fall in love in middle age.

Greenlaw is professor of creative writing (poetry) at Royal Holloway, London. She has published five previous collections of poetry. Her first novel, Mary George of Allnorthover, received France’s Prix du Premier Roman Étranger. Here she talks to biographer and novelist Dr Paula Byrne.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Steer Oxford Botanic Garden