Listen Back to Professor Edmund White Talk

On Tuesday 27 May, Professor Edmund White, Head of Creative Writing at Princeton University visited the University of Northampton to discuss his life in creative writing from his first novel ‘Forgetting Elena’ to his latest memoir ‘Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris’ (2014).

Professor Edmund White outside the Newton Building

Professor Edmund White outside the Newton Building (Photo: Richard Byles)

Professor White stopped off at Northampton in between appearances at the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts (24 May) and the Southbank Centre, London (27 May).  In Newton Grand Hall, Avenue Campus he treated the audience to a reading from his new book published by Bloomsbury, ‘Inside a Pearl’ before being interviewed about his life and approach to literature by Professor Richard Canning (Subject Leader for English, The University of Northampton).  After the interview, audience members were given the opportunity to meet Professor White and purchase an autographed copy of his new memoir.

To listen back to Professor Canning’s interview with Professor White at this very special event, please use the player below or download the MP3.


Professor Richard Canning and Professor Edmund White (Photo: Richard Byles)

Professor Richard Canning and Professor edmund White (Photo: Richard Byles)



About Dr Larissa Allwork

Dr Larissa Allwork worked at the University of Northampton School of the Arts (May 2012 - August 2015). She also participated in Professor Janet Wilson's EU-Marie Curie funded Constructions of Home and Belonging ITN. She continues to be affiliated to Dr Sonya Andermahr's Working Group for Interdisciplinary Research in Trauma, Narrative and Performance.

Posted on June 3, 2014, in Events, News, School of Social Sciences, School of the Arts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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