I’m very happy to say that I’ll be chairing an event at the British Library on 2nd September. It’s associated with their current “Out of this world” exhibition, and focuses on the work of the great British fantasy author Robert Holdstock, who died in 2009. The official description says:

In his extraordinary books Mythago Wood, Lavondyss and many others, the late Robert Holdstock explored a mythic landscape of this land; using the tools of science fiction and fantasy at timeless depths and earning him acclaim as an heir to Tolkien or Ursula Le Guin. His work will be the starting point for an evening of exploration, discussion and readings with authors Stephen BaxterLisa Tuttle, scholar Donald E. Morse (editor of The Mythic Fantasy of Robert Holdstock) and other special guests. Chaired by Graham Sleight

What the official description doesn’t say is that I hope we’ll be joined by other guests who’ll add even further to the evening. So if you’re at all interested in Rob’s work, I’d urge you to book now.


ETA: I told you we’d have other guests to add. I’m very pleased that the great Brian Aldiss will be joining us on the panel, and I hope he won’t be the only one…


~ by grahamsleight on July 28, 2011.

2 Responses to “Heartwood”

  1. Congratulations to you and your fellow panelists on a really excellent discussion last night at the British Library. All the contributions were exceptionally well informed and thoughtful, and I came away understanding a lot more about Rob Holdstock’s work. While it was disappointing that Brian Aldiss could not be there, Paul Kincaid did a magnificent job. Please pass on thanks to everyone involved.

  2. A pleasure. Very glad you enjoyed it.

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