Annie Freud in conversation with Caroline Montagu
Tuesday 10 November 6.30pm
Bridport Literary Festival 2015
Annie Freud grew up in London in glamorous Bohemian circles. The eldest child of Lucian Freud, grand-daughter of Jacob Epstein and great-grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud, she is at the very heart of a ‘harmonious extended family’. After graduating from University, she expressed her artistic talent as a tapestry artist and embroiderer – before finding her literary voice later in life. Her poems are essentially autobiographical. The author of three collections, Annie’s latest: The Remains is concerned with what is left when everything seems broken or lost and the unexpected revelation that happens when things are found again.
In conversation with Caroline Montagu
Time: 6.30 pm
Annie Freud was named one of this decade’s Next Generation Poets in a prestigious list published by the Poetry Book Society. Her eagerly awaited third collection of poetry, The Remains, is out now from Picador to great acclaim. Born in London in 1948, she is the daughter of painter Lucian Freud, maternal grand-daughter of sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein, and the great-grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud. Her first full collection from Picador, The Best Man That Ever Was, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation in 2007, and went on to receive the Glen Dimplex New Writers’ Award in the same year. Her second collection, The Mirabelles, was published by Picador in 2010 and was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize in 2011. She lives in Dorset with her husband and has a daughter, May.
The evening is completed with the option to join a delicious and informal buffet dinner served at our acclaimed Licensed Café.