Amy Sackville is a British award-winning fiction writer and teacher of creative writing at the University of Kent. Her most recent book Painter to the King, was published by Granta Books in 2018. Described by The London Magazine as 'an immersive blend of art history, sensory detail, and spatial exploration', is it the story of painter Diego Velázquez, from his arrival at the court of King Philip IV of Spain, to his death 38 years and scores of paintings later.
Amy will be reading from this widely acclaimed novel and will discuss its themes.
‘One of the finest historical novels of recent years’ Sarah Perry
'It's rewarding and demanding, but if there were ever a novel composed from pictures, rather than words, it is this.' - The Mail on Sunday
Date: Tuesday 4 February
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Venue: The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6 /£4 for Concessions /free to UoP students via SPiA /free to 18’s and under with YAP