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The Society Club

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Granta at The Society Club, Soho



Patrick deWitt in conversation

with Joe Dunthorne

The Society Club

12 Ingestre Place

London WIF 0JF

Monday 22nd June, 7pm



Granta returns to London’s most elegant bookshop and cocktail bar to host Patrick deWitt in conversation with Joe Dunthorne.

In what will be an explosive evening of literary tête-à-tête and bittersweet negronis, Patrick deWitt will also give an exclusive preview reading of his hotly-anticipated new novel, Undermajordomo Minor.

Undermajordomo Minor is the raucous, poignant and spectacularly enjoyable novel which follows the adventures of Lucien (Lucy) Minor, the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury. When Lucy accepts employment assisting the majordomo of the remote, forbidding castle of the Baron Von Aux he meets thieves, madmen, aristocrats, and a puppy. He also meets Klara. Thus begins a tale of polite theft, bitter heartbreak, domestic mystery and cold-blooded murder in this triumphant ink-black comedy of manners.

Patrick deWitt's first novel, Ablutions, was published by Granta Books in 2009. His second novel, The Sisters Brothers, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Governor General Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize. He lives in Portland, Oregon. His third novel, Undermajordomo Minor will be published by Granta Books in September 2015.

Joe Dunthorne was born in 1982, brought up in Swansea and now lives in London. His debut novel, Submarine, has been adapted for the big screen and was released to critical acclaim in 2011. His stories, poems and journalism have been published in the Guardian, Independent, Financial Times, and Sunday Times. His second novel, Wild Abandon, was published by Hamish Hamilton in 2011.

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