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The Center for Fiction Presents Andrew O'Hagan on Caledonian Road with Joanna Biggs

Wednesday, 7:00 pm EDT June 26, 2024

The Center for Fiction
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Andrew O’Hagan, the esteemed author of Mayflies and The Secret Life and a three-time nominee for the Booker Prize, joins The Center for Fiction to discuss his sensational new novel Caledonian Road. It follows Campbell Flynn, a professor and art historian coming off of the success of his biography of Vermeer. As Campbell becomes entangled with one of his students, he goes down a dark path that culminates in an exposing incident on London’s Caledonian Road. Named one of the Globe and Mail’s most anticipated books of 2024, the novel explores the British aristocracy, academia, and politics through this story of five interconnected families and their fortunes. Joanna Biggs, senior editor at Harper’s magazine, joins O’Hagan for a conversation on his new novel and its satirical critique of British high society. After the conversation, O’Hagan will sign books.

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In Conversation

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    Andrew O’Hagan

    Andrew O’Hagan

    Andrew O’Hagan, a Scottish novelist and essayist, is a winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, a three-time nominee for the Booker Prize, the editor-at-large of the London Review of Books, and a contributor to the New Yorker. He lives in London.


    Photo Credit: Christina Jansen

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    Joanna Biggs

    Joanna Biggs

    Joanna Biggs is a senior editor at Harper’s magazine. A Life of One’s Own: Nine Women Writers Begin Again came out with Ecco last year and was a finalist for the National Award for Arts Writing.


    Photo Credit: Hillery Stone