Books

Chair: Suzi Feay
Secretary: Karen Krizanovich
Ordinary: Phillip Bergson

The Books section was formed in the Circle’s centenary 2013 and now has 39 members. In the first year, the Books section held an open meeting for all members of the Circle to attend an address by the author Sir Barney White Spunner KCB CBE at the Liberal Club. Other talks and events are planned.

News & Reviews

My Cat Yugoslavia: Review

Review by Lucy Popescu, Secretary of the Books Section   My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci Translated from the Finnish by David Hackston Pushkin Press   Pajtim Statovci’s remarkable debut novel is a poignant examination of the migrant-refugee experience spanning...

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Self & I by Matthew De Abaitua

AT the age of 22 Matthew De Abaitua worked for six months as amanuensis to the writer Will Self. It was the mid-1990s and Abaitua was studying for an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. Self was the bad-boy author of a novella, Cock and...

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Services to the Arts

Recipients of the Critics' Circle Annual Award 1988 – Sir Peter Hall 1989 – Dame Ninette de Valois 1990 – Sir Michael Tippett 1991 – Sir David Lean 1992 – Sir John Mills 1993 – Sir Peter Ustinov 1994 – Sir John Drummond 1995 – Sir Peter Wright 1996 – Richard Eyre 1997...

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