The Serpentine and The White Review joined for a third collaborative live event, featuring readings by Joanna Kavenna, Rebecca Tamás and Declan Ryan.
Joanna Kavenna grew up in various parts of Britain and has also lived in the USA, France, Germany, Scandinavia and the Baltic States. Her first book The Ice Museum addressed travelling in the remote North. Her second novel Inglorious won the Orange Award for New Writing. It was followed by the novel The Birth of Love, longlisted for the Orange Prize. Her latest novel is a satire titled Come to the Edge. She was named as one of The Telegraph‘s 20 ‘Writers under 40’ in 2010 and in 2013 was named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. Her story, ‘Beetle’, features in The White Review No. 14.
Declan Ryan was born in Mayo, Ireland in 1983 and lives in north London. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway where he is currently teaching and working on a PhD on ‘perfect speech’ in the poems of Ian Hamilton. He co-edits the anthology series Days of Roses and is a poetry editor at Ambit.
Rebecca Tamás is a London-born poet currently living in Norwich, where she is studying for a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia. Her pamphlet The Ophelia Letters was published by SALT in 2013 and she is currently at work on a series of poems that focus on witchcraft, female alterity and esoteric difference. She has most recently been published in Best British Poetry 2014, and Body. Her poems feature in The White Review No. 14.
Saturdays Live explore ideas and practices connected to the Serpentine’s exhibitions and programmes through talks, readings and participatory actions.