Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mervyn Peake: Centenary Conference, July 2011

Mervyn Peake: Centenary Conference, July 2011 - A Call for Papers. Participating in this conference organised by the English and Creative Writing Department of Chichester University, will be several writers and academics. Apart from Michael Moorcock, a committed champion of Mervyn Peake for over half a century, there will be the writer Joanne Harris, equally passionate about the Titus Trilogy.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Alice Exhibition at Sheffield University

On 30th June an exhibition in the renovated Western Bank Library of Sheffield University will display some of my father's illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Made available by the British Library, the drawings will be shown to their full advantage within the modernised surroundings of an exhibition space first opened in 1959 by T.S.Eliot. The beautifully presented and catalogued show will run for three months.

2010 Parkinson's Awards

Here is a link to the recently renamed Parkinson's UK site, and the winning poem in the 2010 Mervyn Peake Awards. Written by Glynis Buckham, A Constant Boarding captures in its flowing metre and sensitive mood, the heart-rending realities of living with the as yet incurable, and life-destroying disease.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Carlos Ruiz Zafron in The Guardian

Carlos Ruiz Zafron, writer of Spain's most successful books since Don Quixote, writes enthusiastically of the Titus Trilogy placing Gormenghast in his list of the top ten novels of the 20th Century.
A drawing of Spanish soldiers by Mervyn Peake:
Madrid, Easter 1956