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An Evening with Miranda July

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Manchester Literature Festival, in partnership with Library Live, presents Miranda July in conversation. We are thrilled to be joined by the writer, film maker and artist to celebrate her brilliant new novel All Fours. A semi-famous artist declares her intention to drive from Los Angeles to NYC. Instead, she checks into a motel thirty minutes from the home she shares with her husband and child and begins a reinvention which has a profound impact on her life. In Miranda’s unique, funny and tender voice, All Fours explores the societal boundaries placed on middle-aged women through desire, sex, perimenopause and motherhood, questioning what freedom might look like within those constraints. This is a conversation with a witty and original artist which is not to be missed.

“A giddy, bold, mind-blowing tour de force by one of our most important literary writers. Funny, honest, rich with the energy of the mind, All Fours will jump-start your relation to language and cause you to think anew about the nature of desire.” – George Saunders

Miranda is the author of four books including the award-winning short story collection No One Belongs Here More Than You and The First Bad Man. She has written and directed three feature films, while also starring in the first two. The latest is Kajillionaire. The second, Me and You and Everyone We Know, won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance.

Hosted by writer Kate Feld.

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