Bookshop Events & Films

Watch the best literary events in London, and films about writers and their work, from the London Review Bookshop.

5 November 2020 · 54mins

Geoff Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage, published in 1997, is a brilliant account of attempting to write, and most often failing, a book about his great hero D.H. Lawrence. Now, more than two decades later, he has edited a selection of Lawrence's essays for Penguin. Subjects covered in this freewheeling volume include art, morality, obscenity, songbirds, Italy, Thomas Hardy, the death of a porcupine in the Rocky Mountains and, presciently, the narcissism of photographing ourselves.

Dyer was in conversation about Lawrence and non-fiction with historian and biographer Frances Wilson whose most recent book is Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas de Quincey.

14 August 2019 · 1hr 21mins

Colm Tóibín unpacks the work of Elizabeth Bishop and Thom Gunn, and the relationship between the poets, with help from recordings from the archive of 92nd Street Y in New York.

22 July 2019 · 39mins

Anthony Wilks visits poet George Szirtes to find out about the story of Szirtes’ mother, Magda, a Hungarian photographer who survived two concentration camps and escaped Budapest for England with her family in 1956.