Poet and author Blake Morrison in conversation with journalist and author Sam Miller
19:00 - 23:59
The relationship between fathers and sons binds these two award-winning writers. When Karl Miller - the great literary critic, editor, and founder of the London Review of Books - died in 2014, his son Sam set about capturing his father on the page. The result, Fathers, is both a touching portrait of his father and a thoughtful meditation on a family secret. Poet and novelist Blake Morrison's books include And When Did You Last See Your Father?, the acclaimed 1993 memoir that won the JR Ackerley Prize for Autobiography. The American poet Louise Glück famously wrote that “We look at the world once, in childhood. The rest is memory.” Perhaps this is why so many poets have been deeply influenced by their childhood. “They tuck you up, your mum and dad” (Adrian Mitchell’s softer take on Philp Larkin’s original line) is the title for this series of conversations featuring some of Ireland's finest writers and poets as they reflect on the often complex parent / child relationship through memoir and poetry.
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