Damian Barr and Tracey Thorn on their memoirs

THE COSMO DAVENPORT-HINES MEMORIAL MEETING Writing a memoir is something most people leave until they are old and grey, with a life’s work behind them; but Tracey Thorn and Damian Barr are just 50 and 36 respectively. Tracey Thorn’s beautifully written, faintly wistful Bedsit Disco Queen, published in February, traces her development from shy, self-conscious […]

On Penelope Fitzgerald

Susannah Clapp, Alan Hollinghurst, Hermione Lee and Penelope Lively discuss Penelope Fitzgerald