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5 speakers 15 minutes each
Wed 24th Apr 2013
Cable Club * Celebrating Penguin Lines *
William Leith is a journalist who has written about subjects as diverse as cosmetic surgery, Palestine, Hollywood directors, and drugs. He writes regularly for the Guardian, the Observer, and the Daily Telegraph. His first book, The Hungry Years, was published by Bloomsbury in 2005. In his book for the Penguin Lines series to celebrate 150 years of the tube he tells the darkly humorous tale of his escapades on the Tube.
Peter York is an author, broadcaster, journalist, management consultant and cultural commentator. He was Style Editor of Harpers and Queen for ten years and he co-authored The Sloane Ranger Handbook in the 1980s. Peter is also an associate of Editorial Intelligence, the media ideas and networking organisation, which has launched a US service.
Paul Morley is a rock'n'roll journalist from London. His favourite interviewees include Quentin Crisp, Arthur C. Clarke, Pete Doherty and John Lennon (well, the singer in The Bootleg Beatles). In his book Earthbound- The Bakerloo Line he tells the story of post-punk, music and changing times.
Lucy Wadham is a British novelist, author of Greater Love, Castro's Dream and Lost, all published by Faber and Faber. The Secret Life of France, an account of her relationship with France, her adoptive land, was published in July 2009 to great acclaim. Her first novel, Lost (2000) was shortlisted for the Macallan Golden Dagger Award and optioned for the screen by John Malkovich. Born in London in 1964, Lucy Wadham lives in France with her four children.