Furious Hours: Casey Cep in Conversation with Helen Macdonald – Tuesday 8th October, 7pm


Journalist and author Casey Cep will be interviewed about her new book Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and The Last Trial of Harper Lee by author Helen Macdonald at Lutyens & Rubinstein.
The Furious Hours tells the stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird.


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New Yorker writer Casey Cep brings the incredible story of a Reverend serial killer and his murder trial to light, interwoven with a vivid, elegiac account of Harper Lee’s quest to write another book.
Cep’s reporting is based on new materials no one has yet written about, including a surviving first chapter Lee wrote of her book, called The Reverend, which for years has been in a briefcase in Alexander City, Alabama.
Furious Hours combines gripping courtroom drama with a deeply moving portrait of a beloved writer’s struggles with fame, success and the mysteries of artistic creativity.
Casey Cep is a writer from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The New Republic, among many other publications. A proud graduate of the Talbot County Public Schools, she was educated at Harvard College and the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, illustrator and historian. Her book H is for Hawk won many prizes, including the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the Costa Book of the Year, the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in France, and in the US was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She lives near Cambridge. Her forthcoming book Vesper Flights will be published by Vintage in June 2020.

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Event Details

Date: October 08, 2019

Start time: 19:00

End time: 20:00

Venue: Lutyens & Rubinstein

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