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LIONBOYby Louisa (and her daughter Isabel Adomakoh Young)'s alter ego Zizou Corder, is being made into a stage show by the internationally acclaimed award-winning all-round fabulous theatre company Complicite. Directed by company co-founder Annabel Arden and starring Adetomiwa Edun as Charlie, it will be touring the nations from May 29. Click here for theatres and dates
Louisa will be appearing this year
on March 18 at King's Place, London WC2, standing in for Pat Barker, in conversation with Saving Faces founder surgeon Iain Hutchison
on March 28 at The Cultural Pick at the Betsey Trotwood, where Travis Elbrough will be talking about London Bridge going to America, and Saskia Vogel will be a reading a vignette essay about hair, corsetry and frottage. Tom Nancollas, a good-looking young man, will play English cafe blues and Gloucestershire dirges. Cuban heels and swinging loafers have been mentioned. I will as usual be talking about love and death and the origins of maxillofacial surgery
on May 23 at the Charleston Festival, in conversation with Thomas Keneally
in July at the Garden Museum's first Festival of Garden Writing, at Serge Hill, Herts, talking about ROSES and the ladies they are named after
My Dear I wanted to Tell You has been nominated for the Impac Literary Award 2013
'She wiped the surface and put the kettle on' by Louisa Young was read on BBC Radio Four by Emma Fielding, on November 9 2012 at 3.30pm, as part of Friday Firsts, a new series of short stories
A GREAT TASK OF HAPPINESS: The Life of Kathleen Scott - Louisa Young's acclaimed biography of her grandmother - has been revised and reissued, to celebrate the centenary of Captain Scott's Last Expedition. 'A Father for my Son', based on the biography, was recently broadcast on Radio 4.
Louisa Young's novel My Dear I Wanted to Tell You was selected for the Richard & Judy Bookclub, spring 2012. Here is the interview.
My Dear I Wanted to Tell You was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2011, the Galaxy Book of the Year Award 2011, and the Wellcome Book Prize 2011. Read by Dan Stevens, with music by Robert Lockhart, it won the Audible Audiobook of the Year 2011 at the Galaxy National Book Awards. Here is a little film/interview from Channel 4 on the book and the awards.
Read by Olivia Colman, it was BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime in January 2012
Read an interview with Louisa Young from The Times, March 17 2011. See a short film here, one of a beautiful series by Barry J Gibb of the Wellcome Trust, about science and the arts: this one is about novels. Watch a film about the book here. Hear a podcast interview: on Johnny Cash, the history of maxillofacial surgery, love and WW1 . . . Louisa talks about the book here. In the US? Buy the book here. Hear Louisa interviewed by Kirsty Lang on Front Row - Radio Four - here. See what Waterstones' booksellers think of it here. Read a review in The Independent here. Listen to Louisa on Simon Mayo's Radio 2 Bookclub here. Read here Louisa's article in the Independent on one of the best books about WW1. Listen to Andrew Motion, Claire Armitstead and Louisa Young discussing WW1 poetry here.
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