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‘The Outsiders’, James Corbett & Roger Phillips

October 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Members and guests are invited to attend a special live interview and supper with Proprietors James Corbett and Roger Phillips.

Broadcaster Roger Phillips will be interviewing author James Corbett about his debut novel ‘The Outsiders’, which has been longlisted for the 2022 Portico Prize.

Reserve your tickets now and receive a copy on the night!

Liverpool 1981. As the city burns during inner city riots, Paul meets two people who will change his life: Nadezhda, an elusive poet who has fallen out of fashion; and her daughter Sarah, with whom he shares an instant connection. As the summer reaches its climax his feelings for both are tested amidst secrets, lies and the unravelling of Nadezhda’s past. It is an experience that will define the rest of his life. The Outsiders moves from early-80s Liverpool, via Nadezhda’s clandestine background in war-torn Europe, through to the present day, taking in the global and local events that shape all three characters. In a powerful story of hidden histories, lost loves and painful truths ambitiously told against the backdrop of Liverpool’s fall and rise, James Corbett’s enthralling debut novel explores the complexities of human history and how individual perspectives of the past shape everyone’s present.


Supper will follow the event in the Dining Room.


You can book your tickets now via the Members’ Area, or alternatively by contacting the office on 0151 709 7770/reception@theathenaeum.org.uk.


October 21, 2021
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Athenaeum Liverpool
Church Alley
Liverpool,L1 3DDUnited Kingdom
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