Miranda Miller on what Hilary Mantel believed was a novelist's true business.
Monday 5th December / 18:00 - 20:00 / UCL Student Centre, Gordon Square/ public event The Waste Land: Roundtable discussion and readings This public roundtable event brings the canon of TS Eliot's poetic modernism forward a hundred years, to read it not so much in retrospect, but to revisit it in the shadow of the Anthropocene. The conversation will generate renewed perspectives on interrogation of the changing relations between humanity and nature. Equally, it is a suitable moment to ask how its ecocritical speculations on the wonder and dread of the nonhuman world have held up, and to consider how its posthuman reflections can be carried forward to indigenise and decolonise the Anthropocene. This event is organised by Dr Pushpa Arabindoo, UCL Geography and Co-Director of UCL Urban Laboratory, and Nicola Baldwin, playwright and UCL Creative Fellow (2019-20). Participants will include Dr Julia Jordan, UCL English and Dr Pavan Manogaran, Research Fellow at Sarah Parker Remond Centre, IAS and Miranda Miller, novelist and RLF Fellow. No sign-up is necessary!
On Wednesday November 30th at 7pm, Miranda Miller will be talking about her novel, The Fairy Visions of Richard Dadd, at The Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6LQ.
On October 20th at 4pm, Miranda Miller will be talking about the artist Angelica Kauffman and her new novel, Angelica Paintress of Minds, in the lecture theatre at Kenwood House, Highgate.
On Monday 11 October, Miranda Miller will be talking about her most recent novel, Angelica Paintress of Minds, at 7.45pm at Stoke Newington Bookshop, 159 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 ONY. Tel: 020 7249 2808.
Miranda has an article about Angelica Kauffman at Historia, the magazine of the Historical Writers' Association. You can read it here.
My new book, ‘Angelica’, is now available in a Kindle edition, and will be published in paperback during August 2020.
My new novel is arriving in August 2020. Angelica is a fictionalised autobiography of the painter Angelica Kaufmann, one of the two female founders of the Royal Academy. This is a novel about an artistic genius and a powerful woman living, like us, at a time of huge and bewildering change. Read more about the book at the Barbican Press website. View the cover
In a short audio piece for the Royal Literary Fund, Writers Who Inspire Me, Miranda introduces one of her literary heroes: 'Virginia Woolf's fiction explores the inner lives of intelligent women with courage and originality; she searched for, and found, a way of telling a story that was different.' Listen here →