A Very Polari Xmas: Featuring Lisa Jewell

The LGBTQ+ literary salon's rampage through 2019 concludes in a sparkling seasonal finale, with the bestselling author of 'Then She Was Gone'.

Royal Festival Hall, London

Monday 9th December, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers
  • Reading


About the Event

Lisa Jewell was born in London in 1968. Her first novel, Ralph’s Party, was published in 1999. It was the bestselling debut novel of the year. Since then she has published another 16 novels, most lately a number of dark psychological thrillers, including The Girls and Then She Was Gone (both of which were Richard and Judy Book Club picks).

She appears in conversation with Paul Burston, originator and curator of the Polari salon, along with the literary sparkle of Will Brooker, Ben Fergusson and Carolyn Robertson who all read from their latest work.

Lisa Jewell is a top ten New York Times and number one Sunday Times author who has been published worldwide in over 25 languages.

Polari is both storybook and comment on LGBTQ+ lives, showcasing new and established literary talent, and attracting powerful cultural voices.

Venue Information

Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
United Kingdom

About the Book

The Family Upstairs
The Family Upstairs

Lisa Jewell


Publication date:12 Dec 2019


Bravo!' PAUL BURSTON 'It's absolutely bloody brilliant and I can't tell you much I wish I'd written it.' TAMMY COHEN`It's SO GOOD!' INDIA KNIGHT____________________________Early readers are obsessed with The Family Upstairs:`I read so many books in the crime/mystery genre that it becomes harder to find a book that stands out.