An event with

Jo Hamya in conversation with Elizabeth Perry

The Hypocrite

Wednesday 24th April 2024 at 7:00pm

Daunt Books Summertown

Tickets £5.00

Description

Jo Hamya returns to Summertown to discuss her new novel The Hypocrite, following her brilliant event for her previous novel Three Rooms. The Hypocrite is a wickedly funny and tense account of a hot afternoon at the theatre, told from the perspective of a novelist father and his daughter. As the curtains rise on her first play, he realises it’s about him, his novels, and a summer holiday ten years earlier that fractured their relationship…

Tickets are £5 including a glass of wine or soft drink.

Sharp, witty and astute about parents and children, but never cruel; I enjoyed it hugely
David Nicholls, author of One Day

An acid chamber piece that skewers the father, mother and daughter at its heart without denying them their messy, affecting humanity. Tense, painful and funny – I loved it
Chris Power, author of A Lonely Man

Jo Hamya is a writer and academic based in London. She has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, and the Booker Prize, where she has also worked on film projects alongside Ben Okri, Sarah Waters, and Penelope Lively among others. Her debut novel Three Rooms (2021), was published by Jonathan Cape. The Hypocrite is her second novel. She is currently completing a doctorate on literary sociology and the internet at King’s College London.

Elizabeth Perry is the shop manager at Daunt Books Summertown. She can also be found writing about books for her newsletter Shelf Improvement and talking about books on other people’s podcasts.

Event Details

Wednesday 24th April 2024 Event starts at 7:00pm

Venue address:

Daunt Books Summertown
247-249 Banbury Road,
Summertown,
Oxford,
OX2 7HN

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