Literature’s Next Rising Star


The Society Club, Soho


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Literature’s Next Rising Star

Listen to Simon Van Booy read unpublished work

When your name’s thrown in the mix with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Oscar Wilde (and other notably genius writers), we have a feeling you may be on to something. Born in Britain, Van Booy now lives in Brooklyn where he’s written ‘The Secret Lives of People in Love’, ‘Love Begins in Winter’, and ‘Everything Beautiful Began After’, all claimed to be star pieces of works by critics. You may have seen some of his essays in The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, or seen his stuff he’s written for the stage or for BBC. Either way, you should get down here and listen to him read some of his new, unpublished work. If his track record is any indication, this could be another hit and you could be the first to hear it. ‘Van Booy’s writing rings with the proverbial pithiness of Oscar Wilde, the elegance of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the clarity of Graham Greene, and the wit of Evelyn Waugh, conjuring a strong voice full of poetic, timeless grace of which much of the contemporary literary scene is starved.’ - San Francisco Examiner. General admission. We advise arriving early to get a seat.

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