Book Launch: The Hiding GamePast, Talk Thu 28 Nov, 6.30pm–8pm
Naomi Wood presents her latest novel 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, Wood focused on 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.
The legacy of the Bauhaus often focuses on the histories of figures such as Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. During this talk Naomi will explore the life and work of the Bauhaus women photographers, designers and weavers who have been historically muted from audio-visual archives of the 1920s avant-garde, and who deserve a place in the history of the art school.
The talk and book launch will be followed by book signing.
Five Leaves Bookshop will have a selection of books from the author for sale during this event.
In collaboration with Picador and Five Leaves Bookshop.
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.