Circle Square members are warmly invited to join leading authors, M.T. Connolly and Thomas Harding interviewing each other about their respective books: The Measure of Our Age and The Maverick: George Weidenfeld and the Golden Age of Publishing.
- Both books were released in the UK in August 2023.
- Both books were published by Hachette.
- Both books are works of non-fiction.
- And that’s about where the similarities end. It should be fun!
The evening is hosted by Ruth Mandel and will take place at the Archaeology Lecture Theatre, University College London. Please note access is via the Anthropology Department, 14 Taviton Street, WC1H 0BW (not from the Institute of Archaeology).
Books will be for sale at the event, provided by the London Review of Books bookshop. This event is free of charge.
The Measure of Our Age: Navigating Care, Safety, Money, and Meaning Later in Life
This book transforms how we view aging the good, the perilous and the potential. It weaves gripping first-person accounts rom the realms of health, law, finance, and culture, with the authors own unrivalled experience to map ageing in a new way. MT Connolly was awarded a MacArthur “genius” grant for shaping “elder justice” policy research. and practice. including designing innovative programs and the groundbreaking federal law the Elder Justice Act.
“Lucid and thought-provoking… a book that deserves wide attention and discussion among aging readers and those who care for them.” – Kirkus
The Maverick: George Weidenfeld and the Golden Age of Publishing
This is a biography of the publisher George Weidenfeld. Over the course of his long and Illustrious career he championed some of the most important voices of the twentieth century, from Vladimir Nabokov, Mary McCarthy and Saul Bellow to Harold Wilson, Isaiah Berlin, Simone de Beauvoir, and Henry Kissinger. Thomas Harding is a bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than 20 languages.
“Harding has doggedly unearthed fascinating and surprising tales from George Weidenteld’s life as he rose from poverty and Nazi persecution to become one of the world’s most powerful publishers…in a richly told narrative that leaves the reader awed.” – Washington Post Magazine