Hidden Prologues – a literary salon with a difference
Welcome back to Hidden Prologues, the monthly literary salon at Radisson Blu Edwardian's Bloomsbury Street Hotel.
Hosted by author and journalist Sam Leith, the Hidden Prologues literary salon opens again this year and welcomes guests to an intimate bi-monthly event that sees a series of leading authors discuss their latest works. The salon aims to do something different to most literary events: authors will be not only reading from their own work, but also discussing events and writers that have inspired them, before engaging in a friendly audience-led discussion around the emerging issues.
Rather than simply hear about their own books, by focusing on the way each writer engages with the past, we’ll be bringing readers closer to the core of how they work.
Held at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street, a literary hangout throughout its history, the hotel offers the perfect intimate, laid back surroundings for you to discuss the questions you have always wanted to ask your favourite authors.
Hidden Prologues launched last year with Joanna Trollope, and continued with names such as Jenny Colgan, Nick Harkaway and Bryony Gordon.
For 2015, Hidden Prologues continues to be a not-to-be-missed date on the literary social calendar with Sam Leith returning to discuss the works of a whole host of inspirational authors including Antonia Fraser and Andrew O’Hagan.
Upcoming events: Antonia Fraser on Monday 9th February 2015 at 6:30 - 8:30pm
The latest chapter of Hidden Prologues will be hosted by renowned journalist, Sam Leith, who will get behind the inspirations of Fraser's book, which explores her childhood in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as her growing love of history.
Sam Leith says "I'm thrilled to be welcoming Lady Antonia Fraser to the Hidden Prologues salon: she's a superb memoirist and historian and, though the phrase is overused, a living legend. I can't wait to ask her about the influences on her work, and the ideas and books she has carried through her life with her…" .
Tickets can be purchased here and are available for £20 per person. The ticket price includes entry to the salon, the author’s latest book (with the option to get this signed), nuts, olives and a glass of wine.
Please call 020 7666 2322 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri) to reserve your tickets