Chief Engineer, my biography of Washington Roebling, builder of the Brooklyn Bridge, appears in June from Bloomsbury on both sides of the Atlantic. I’ll be in the UK and the States over the summer to promote it — watch this space! I’m very glad I’m so pleased to be Consulting Literary Editor for Harper’s Bazaar; I write for the magazine every month, and blog for them here. I’m a Contributing Writer for The New Statesman, as well as writing for The Financial Times, The Economist, The New York Times… follow me @EricaWgnr where I’ll post links to my pieces!
Here’s some thrilling news — I’ll be in conversation with the astonishing George Saunders about his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, on March 15 at Goldsmiths, in London. This is already one my books of 2017….
Come along to the British Library on March 23 to celebrate the Eccles British Library Writer’s Award — I’ll be part of a stellar panel including Sarah Churchwell, Andrea Wulf, Naomi Wood, Benjamin Markovits and quite a few others! Think of it as a mini literary festival right in the heart of London.
And since 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Alan Garner’s The Owl Service, don’t forget that First Light, the book of essays I have edited or Unbound about the great Alan Garner — with contributions from Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, Stephen Fry, Ali Smith, Rowan Williams and many others — is just waiting to leap on to your shelves. Here’s a piece about it in the Guardian.
Events for Chief Engineer
Links will be posted as they become available…
May 28: Bath Festival, 11 am
June 1: British Library, London, evening — the official UK launch of Chief Engineer
June 3: Hay Festival
June 22: Shakespeare & Company, Paris
July 11: Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, New York
July 12: Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan
July 15: National Museum of Industrial History, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania