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Laura Del-Rivo – Prose at the Pub

March 4, 2012

By Holland Park Press

The Mitre, Lord Craven Grill, 24 Craven Terrace London W2 3QH 
Sunday 24 March at 5:00 pm
Tickets at the door: £5 = voucher for one of Laura Del-Rivo’s books

Laura Del-Rivo tells her stories

We kick off our new series with Laura Del-Rivo, one of the first female writers of the Beat generation, who will talk to Cathi Unsworth about the dark, Pinteresque stories she’s currently working on. They beautifully capture the area around Portobello Road with its colourful characters, and are extremely intriguing.

Laura Del-Rivo
Laura Del-Rivo
Laura Del-Rivo’s debut novel The Furnished Room, which according to the Guardian is ‘an evocative taste of black-coffee blues’, was published in 1961, and filmed in 1963 by Michael Winner as West 11. Her novels The Furnished Room & Speedy and Queen Kong will be available at the event.

Laura Del-Rivo at Portobello Market
She was part of a loose collective of writers and artists including Colin Wilson and Alexander Trocchi.

Laura’s designer tights stall is a fixture on Fridays & Saturdays at Portobello Market.

Cathi Unsworth
Cathi Unsworth
Cathi Unsworth is a novelist, writer and editor who lives and works in London. She began her career on the legendary music weekly Sounds at the age of 19.
Her first novel The Not Knowing was published in 2005, her fourth novel Weirdo was published in 2012. Cathi has appeared on TV and radio including reviewing for BBC2’s the Culture Show. She is a member of the Sohemian Society.   
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