Book Presentation

Encounters with Michael Arlen: Book Talk with Philip Ward

Armenian Institute

Encounters with Michael Arlen: Book Talk with Philip Ward
9 mai 2024   6:30 PM
Armenian Institute
1 Onslow Street London EC1N 8AS United Kingdom
London - United Kingdom

A literary shooting star of the 1920s, Michael Arlen (1895-1956) was the chronicler of Mayfair society. He became an international celebrity after the publication of his scandalous novel The Green Hat in 1924. Born into an immigrant Armenian community in Lancashire, following early breakthrough in London he led a millionaire’s life on the Riviera and dabbled in the Hollywood film industry before living out his final years in New York, all but forgotten.

Join us for an illustrated talk about Arlen’s life and career by Philip Ward, based on Ward’s recently published book Encounters with Michael Arlen. Ward will also offer some thoughts on how – and why – this complex individual, born Dikran Kouyoumdjian, reinvented himself as ‘Michael Arlen’.

A unique display of first editions of all of Arlen’s books, held by the Armenian Institute library, will be available for browsing during the event.

This event is held in collaboration with Troubador Publishing.

Please note that all event tickets are sold online, no tickets are available at the door. To ensure a smooth experience for all attendees, please make sure to register in advance using Eventbrite.

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