Our talk on Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory is now available to watch on our YouTube channel, where you can now find over a year’s worth of Cardiff BookTalk. Thanks to this month’s guest speakers: Jonathan Wise offers a biographer’s perspective on the … Continue reading Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory – watch online
We’re delighted to share further details of what to expect from our guests Jonathan Wise, Yuliya Kazanova and Martyn Sampson at our Cardiff BookTalk event on Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory tomorrow evening (17 November). Book your free ticket for this online event: … Continue reading Anatomies, Perspectives, Saints – The Power and the Glory
Graham Greene’s interest in Latin America went way beyond his novels. Surprisingly, considering his condemnation of revolutionary violence in The Power and the Glory, he was a prominent supporter of Fidel Castro’s government, and later, of the Nicaraguan Sandinistas. Until the end of his life, … Continue reading ‘If one takes a side, one takes a side, come what may.’
Jon Wise, who will be joining us to discuss The Power and the Glory in a few weeks, appears alongside Mariella Fostrup and guests including Peter James and Louise Doughty for a special Graham Greene-themed episode of Radio 4’s Open Book. Find out about what … Continue reading Open Book’s Graham Greene Special
On Wednesday 17 November 2021, Cardiff BookTalk will be discussing Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory. Published in 1940, the novel tells the tale of a Catholic ‘whisky priest’ living in the Mexican state of Tabasco in the 1930s. During this time, the Mexican … Continue reading Graham Greene – The Power and the Glory
Following on from our popular previous event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Ursula Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea in November 2018, BookTalk volunteer Christie Collins delved into the vast poetic oeuvre Le Guin left behind.
Our November event exploring Ursula Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea and the author’s enduring legacy was one of our most popular yet, with almost 100 Le Guin readers and fans sharing in the discussion. If you weren’t able to make it (or if you … Continue reading A reader’s view: Check out this fantastic report from our recent event celebrating Ursula Le Guin
One of our speakers at our forthcoming event, Dr. Liesl King, shares her thoughts on the spiritual influences in the works of Ursula Le Guin.
1) They offer three very different takes on the heroic journey We live in a time when the “Hero’s Journey” rules popular culture, in the wake of Star Wars. But years before George Lucas decided to distill Joseph Campbell into a simple space Western, Le … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Le Guin’s Earthsea Books Can Still Change Your Life
In September 2003, A Wizard of Earthsea was selected as Classic of the Month as part of the ‘Building a Children’s Library’ series run by The Guardian.