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HWA Crown Awards 2019

GOLD CROWN LONGLIST 

Bowled over at seeing Dark Water included in the longlist for the Historical Writers’ Association’s Gold Crown for the best historical novel of 2019. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Read more about this year’s longlist in Historia Magazine.

BBC Proms Plus

PODCAST 

Elizabeth joins Matthew Sweet and Iain Sinclair at Proms Plus for a spine-chilling discussion of Edgar Allan Poe, whose poetry inspired Rachmaninov’s The Bells – and to read from Dark Water. Listen to the podcast here.

Dark Water paperback out now

PUBLISHED 30 MAY 2019 

Take a look at the gorgeous new cover for the paperback edition of Dark Water, in bookshops now.

Copies are available from the Quercus website here.

Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

LONGLIST FOR THE TENTH PRIZE ANNOUNCED

So delighted that Dark Water was longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2019. With huge thanks to the judges, and many congratulations to all the writers recognised by the prize this year – it was wonderful to be in such brilliant company. Read more in The Bookseller

Top 10 books about psychiatry

MISDIAGNOSES AND CRACKPOT THERAPIES

Elizabeth Lowry’s pick for The Guardian of her top ten books about the treatment of mental illness.

Boats, Boston and Nantucket book trail

1833: MUTINY, SURVIVAL, EVEN HEROISM – BUT AT WHAT COST?

Take a journey to mid nineteenth-century Massachusetts in the earliest days of mind-doctoring, and uncover disturbing secrets that lie in the dark water of the unconscious.

Click here to follow Dark Water‘s book trail.

The landscape of Dark Water

RITES OF PASSAGE

Elizabeth Lowry tells H for History how the Massachusetts coastline inspired the setting for Dark Water.

“Man is a mixed-up creature”

FROM NOTEBOOK TO BOOKSHELF

Bookphace asks Elizabeth Lowry how she came by the idea for Dark Water, and takes a peek at her writing routine and future plans.

Sorceress of words

COUNTDOWN TO THE REISSUE OF THE BELLINI MADONNA 

“Magnificent… A voice and style all her own.”

Read Bookphace‘s preview of The Bellini Madonna in advance of its 2019 reissue here.

From The Library Shelf

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Events

A Radical Romance

IN CONVERSATION WITH ALISON LIGHT AT BLACKWELL’S OXFORD

Join Elizabeth as she chats to writer and academic Alison Light about Alison’s luminous new memoir A Radical Romance at Blackwell’s in Oxford on 28 November from 19:00 to 20:00.

Doors open at 18:45. Tickets are available here, or over the phone from Blackwell’s at 01865 333 623.

Signed copies available

GET YOUR AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF DARK WATER

London’s incomparable Goldsboro Books, seller of modern signed first editions, has 30 autographed copies of Dark Water in stock. Visit their website or drop in and pick one up before they’ve all sailed!

Keele Hall Readings

DARK WATER: AN EVENING AT KEELE UNIVERSITY

Thank you to the fantastic English and Creative Writing department at Keele University, where Elizabeth read from Dark Water in April in the Keele Hall Readings series.

Essex Book Festival 2019

WITH THANKS TO EPPING LIBRARY

It was a pleasure to speak about Dark Water, hunger, madness, and the will to survive at the Essex Book Festival in March. A warm thank you to the wonderful staff at Epping Library, and to an engaged and enthusiastic audience of Essex readers!

 

All aboard at Putnoe Library

WRITING DARK WATER

In November 2018 Elizabeth shared the story of her research for Dark Water at Putnoe Library as part of the Bedford Libraries’ events programme.

Triple-threat woman: the letters of Sylvia Plath

INSIGHTS INTO THE LIFE AND WORK OF A GREAT WRITER

In October 2018 Elizabeth chaired this landmark event at the British Library on Volume II of the Letters of Sylvia Plath. She was joined by the editors, Karen Kukil and Peter Steinberg, and leading Plath scholars Heather Clark and Mark Ford, in taking a lively look at Plath’s correspondence from 1956 to 1963.

Elizabeth Lowry talks about…

HER NEW NOVEL, DARK WATER

Elizabeth chats to Kat Orman on BBC Radio Oxford about ships, being an Oxfordshire writer, and the publication of Dark Water. Aired on 19 September 2018.