‘The Hiding Game’ with Naomi Wood
Thu 17 Oct 2019
7:00pm at Mr B's
Ticket includes a glass of wine, author talk and book signing and 15% off all books on the night. If you are purchasing a student ticket please bring student ID with you on the night.
What’s the meaning of creativity in times of crisis? How does art withstand political oppression and turmoil?
These very timely questions are brought to the fore in Naomi Wood’s new electrifying novel The Hiding Game, which follows a group of art students during their time at the Bauhaus Art School in 1920s Germany. Paul Beckermann arrives at the school and is immediately seduced by its eccentricities and way of life, as well as by a special intimacy with fellow students. In the case of Charlotte, this fellowship is soon transformed into intense affection – a love which he’s not the only one to express. Nazism is also on the rise, and the unique world of the school will soon crumble.
Naomi Wood is the author of the much-loved Mrs Hemingway. Her dedicated research when creating The Hiding Game took her to all three cities in which the Bauhaus operated, and even included spending a night in one of the old student dorms. We adored the book’s complex, vivid characters and the way it thrillingly inhabits the beauty as well as desperation of the time.
Join us for what will doubtlessly be a fascinating evening chatting to Naomi about artists in 1920s Europe, unusual teaching methods and much, much more.