Event 83

Elizabeth Day talks to Emma Gannon



Deliciously sinister and engrossing, Day’s new novel is an atmospheric tale of motherhood, greed and obsession, placing a happy couple trying for a baby in the orbit of a woman who takes an unhealthy interest in their personal lives.

Elizabeth Day is author of four novels and a memoir, How to Fail (now a podcast). Her acclaimed debut Scissors, Paper, Stone won a Betty Trask Award and Home Fires was an Observer book of the year. Her third, Paradise City, was named one of the best novels of 2015 by the Evening Standard, and The Party was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick. She is a presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book and the Sky Arts Book Club.

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Elizabeth Day talks to Emma Gannon