Over a G&T, Texan author Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott will be talking about her dazzling literary debut, based on ten years of research and probing into the rise and self-destructive fall of Truman Capote and the beautiful, wealthy, vulnerable women he called his 'swans'.
Compulsively readable, Swan Song is a tale of betrayal, society, romance and rupture that moves between Manhattan cocktail parties and Capote's childhood in Depression-era Alabama. Having reached the pinnacle of literary success after In Cold Blood's wild acclaim, Truman Capote is society's darling. But in 1975 he drops a literary grenade. Suffering from writer's block, he decides to publish excerpts from his savage roman à clef Answered Prayers, inexplicably betraying the confidences of his inner circle of the wealthy and powerful elite of mid-twentieth century society -the women he called his Swans.
Tickets for this event are £8 or £6 for Waterstones cardholders and students. A £14 ticket includes entry and a copy of the book. All tickets include a gin & tonic, glass of wine or soft drink on arrival.