Jane Gardam reads from the classic Old Filth and from her early novel A Long Way from Verona, along with an excerpt from a not-yet-published manuscript.
Jane Gardam has been twice awarded the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel of the Year and was also a Booker Prize finalist. She is winner of the David Higham Prize, the Royal Society for Literature’s Winifred Holtby Prize, the Katherine Mansfield Prize, and the Silver Pen Award from PEN. Her novels include: God on the Rocks, shortlisted for the Booker Prize: Old Filth, a finalist for the Orange Prize: The Man in the Wooden Hat, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Last Friends, finalist for the Folio Award. She lives in the south of England near the sea.