READING AND Q&A
MONDAY, 23 MARCH, 2015, 1.15-2.15 PM
ST JOHNS CAMPUS
EDWARD ELGAR BUILDING
ALL STUDENTS, STAFF AND COLLEAGUES WELCOME
We are very pleased to welcome the major YOUNG NOVELIST, POET AND JOURNALIST, Joe Dunthorne, to read from his prose and poetry for us, and discuss his journey from being a young writer in Wales to a popular novelist with a film made of his classic comedy, Submarine.
AS WIKIPEDIA REPORTS: Joseph Oliver Dunthorne was born in Wales in 1982 in Swansea. He has two sisters, Anna and Leah. He was educated in Swansea at Olchfa School, and before going on to study at the University of East Anglia he spent six months visiting Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the U.S.A. At UEA he took his B.A. and M.A. in Creative Writing. In the final year of his B.A. course he began writing his novel, Submarine, and while at university had several poems published in literary periodicals. During his studies for his M.A. he won his university’s Curtis Brown prize. His first novel, Submarine, in which a teenager records with comedy and anguish his relationship with his girlfriend and his lop-sided view of the strains on his parents’ marriage, was published to critical acclaim in 2008. Shortly afterwards the novel was made into a film, Submarine, directed by Richard Ayoade and starring Craig Roberts. The film premiered in Toronto in 2010, and was shown in London, Berlin and Swansea before going on general release in Britain in March 2011. In 2010 Faber published Joe Dunthorne Faber New Poets 5. The following year Dunthorne’s second novel, Wild Abandon, appeared. It is an account of a brother and sister living in a rural commune; and it won the Society of Authors‘ Encore Award. Joe Dunthorne lives in London, England in a disused tube-train carriage.