The Hidden Game: Forgotten Women of The Bauhaus

Award-winning author Naomi Wood presents her latest book The Hiding Game which focuses on a group of young art students living and studying at the Bauhaus Art School until it was forced to close by the Nazis. Whilst researching the Bauhaus Naomi became obsessed with the parties, the practices and students, nevertheless she wondered what life might look like underneath the blissful utopia presented - when artistic relationships ran sour and when the tyranny of the Nazis threatened to shut it down.


In the centenary year of the Bauhaus, you will hear of Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, but you might not hear so much about the women photographers, designers and weavers. Digging through audio-visual archives, and profiling some of the most exciting artists of the 1920s avant-garde, Naomi will give a talk exploring the life and work of the Bauhaus women who deserve to be put back in the record books.

The evening will include a talk by Naomi Wood drawing from her research on the women of the Bauhaus, followed by book signing.

Five Leaves Bookshop will have copies of The Hidden Game for sale at this event.

In collaboration with Picador and Five Leaves Bookshop.

Naomi Wood is the bestselling author of The Godless Boys (Picador, 2011) and the award-winning Mrs. Hemingway (Picador, 2014), which won the British Library Writer’s Award and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Award. It was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Her work is available in sixteen languages. She teaches at the University of East Anglia and lives in Norwich with her family. The Hiding Game is her third novel.

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