Evelyn Waugh, the highly regarded 1995 biography by Selina Hastings, is being republished in the UK this month by Capuchin Classics, with publication in the US later this year.
Several author lectures and books signings have been scheduled to coincide with the republication of the book, at which Ms. Hastings will discuss her biography and the relationship between Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh.
May 9th, 6:30 p.m., free
Belgravia Books, 59 Ebury Street, London SW1W 0NZ. Email (click to email) to book your place.
May 15th, 7:00 p.m., tickets £7
Last Tuesday Society, Location: 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP. Tickets can be purchased online.
May 20th, 7:00 p.m., £2 donation suggested
Primrose Hill Community Library, Sharpleshall Street, London NW1 8YN
A full listing of these events can be found at the author’s website.
A report by Sussex Living magazine on the 2013 Evelyn Waugh Lecture at Lancing College.
Dave Wood, of the (Wisconsin) River Falls Journal, considers Evelyn Waugh and recalls a story told him by the Roman Catholic American author and sometime Waugh houseguest J. F. Powers.
Thanks to Steve Sailer for drawing to our attention his article in Taki’s Magazine about how much Billy Wilder’s classic 1950 movie Sunset Boulevard is derived from Waugh’s The Loved One, which Wilder had tried to get the movie studio to buy for him.
Lancing College, the school which Evelyn Waugh attended between 1917 and 1921, has announced that the 2013 Evelyn Waugh Lecture will be given on April 18th by Anthony Andrews, the actor who played Sebastian Flyte in the celebrated Granada Television adaptation of Brideshead Revisited, and Derek Granger, the producer of the series. The event is by invitation only.
Mr. Granger shared his Brideshead reminiscences and some video clips with appreciative members of the Evelyn Waugh Society at the third Evelyn Waugh Conference held in the UK in August 2011.
On Feb. 21, on the BBC Radio 4 program In Our Time, David Bradshaw (Professor of English Literature at Worcester College, Oxford), John Bowen (Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of York) and Ann Pasternak Slater (Senior Research Fellow at St Anne’s College, Oxford and an honorary vice president of the Evelyn Waugh Society) joined Melvyn Bragg to discuss Evelyn Waugh’s comic novel Decline and Fall.
You can listen to the permanently archived discussion here.
The fourth (2012) annual Lancing College Evelyn Waugh Lecture was given on April 19th, 2012 by Reverend Professor Richard Griffiths, who discussed Waugh’s Lancing diaries and the lessons that can be learned from them in relation to his other written works. A transcript of the lecture is linked here.
Evelyn Waugh was a pupil at Lancing between 1917 and 1921.
The Ham(pstead) & High(gate) website features a Jan. 12th article by Adam Sonin on Evelyn Waugh’s Hampstead days.
The Anthony Powell Society is soliciting papers for its 7th Biennial Conference.
The subject of the conference is “Anthony Powell in the ’20s and ’30s.” The conference will be held at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England from 27 to 29 September 2013. For additional information email (click to email), or visit the conference page of the APS’s website.