Over the years Slightly Foxed has come to seem more like a club of people who love books than just a magazine. This is always very noticeable at our annual Readers’ Day, a high point in the SF calendar, to which some of you come year after year to meet the staff and listen to some of our contributors speak about a wide range of bookish subjects.
2022’s Readers’ Day was held on Saturday 5 November at our usual London haunt, the Art Workers’ Guild in Queen Square, a short walk from Russell Square tube station.
The speakers at this event were:
Lea Ypi on Free: Coming of Age at the End of History, her memoir of growing up amid political upheaval in Albania. Free was the winner of the 2021 Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize.
Lucy Lethbridge on her latest book, Tourists: How the British Went Abroad to Find Themselves, which examines two centuries of tourists’ experiences and brings the voices of early travellers to life.
Mike Carter and Cindy Lawford of London Literary Tours on the artistic and literary history of Bloomsbury, featuring stories about its writers and extracts from their work.
Ian Collins on the well-loved nature writer Ronald Blythe, with readings by David Holt from Next to Nature: A Life in the English Countryside, a new selection of Blythe’s writings published to mark his centenary.
Miranda Seymour on her biography of Jean Rhys, I Used to Live Here Once. Miranda will be in conversation with the author and journalist Rachel Cooke.