Reading Series

Philip Hensher: The Emperor Waltz

Exhibition - Reading Series

Hong Kong International Literary Festival
  • Sat 08-11-2014 5:30 PM - 1 h 30 m

The Jockey Club Studio Theatre

$135; $68(S)

In English


The Guardian called Philip Hensher’s ambitious new novel “majestic” and “a cause for celebration.” Find out why in this session, when Hensher addresses his novel’s setting which flips between 1920s Berlin and 1970s London, detouring to reflect on an early Christian martyr and a group of teenagers in 2014. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the labyrinthine synapses of Hensher’s mind.


Author Bio:

Philip Hensher is the author of nine novels and one collection of short stories, including The Mulberry Empire, the 2008 Man Booker-shortlisted The Northern Clemency, King of The Badgers and winner of The Royal Society Of Literature’s 2013 Ondaatje Prize Scenes From Early Life. Philip is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. He lives in South London and Geneva.


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