Meeting Jonathan Coe
On Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at 19:00, the Thessaloniki Concert Hall hosts the renowned and awarded British novelist and writer Jonathan Coe. The author will be joined on stage by Eleni Godi, Coordinator, BA in English, at ACT, and Yiannis Kotsifos, journalist, for a special evening where the readers will have the opportunity to discuss with the author his work, life, and projects. The event is co-organized with the support of the 'Konstantinidis" Bookstore.
The famous English novelist was born in Birmingham, United Kingdom, on August 19, 1961. He has taught at the University of Warwick, where he completed his postgraduate and doctoral studies in English Literature. In 1994 his fourth novel, What a Carve Up!, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger in France. It was followed by The House of Sleep, which won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best Novel award and, in France, the Prix Médicis. As of 2022, Coe has published fourteen novels.
This year he returns with Bournville: The Divided Kingdom, Polis Publications, which tells the story of a British family living in Bourneville, a suburb of Birmingham, experiencing seventy-five years of drastic social change, from war to Brexit and the coronavirus.
Free entrance with entrance cards will be distributed electronically from www. tch. gr on Monday, 24/4 (at 10:00).