The Hare With Amber Eyes - Author talk and Q&A

Thursday 3rd March 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Much acclaimed first time author Edmund de Waal will talk a little about his book, The Hare With Amber Eyes, A Hidden Inheritance, winner of the 2010 Costa Biography Award, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Edmund inherited a collection of 264 Japanese netsuke. His book traces their journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultous century. 

"The book not only of the year, but of the decade... A quite enchanting book, to be kept and reread by as many generations as it describes." Michael Howard, Times Literary Supplement

Edmund de Waal is one of the world's leading ceramic artists, with his porcelain shown in many museum collections. The Hare With Amber Eyes was also shortlised for the Southbank Sky Arts Award for Literature and Edmund was named New Writer of the Year at the 2010 Galaxy National Book Awards. He lives nearby with his family and review is their local bookshop!.

Published by Vintage Books, £8.99 paperback