Novelist Marina Lewycka in conversation with Geraldine Shipton

Geraldine Shipton and Marina Lewycka

Photo: James Royall

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Venue: Archway Methodist Church, Archway Close, London N19 3TD

Date: Sunday 5 July 2009

Novelist Marina Lewycka talked to psychoanalyst Geraldine Shipton about her writing, exploring the themes of ageing, loneliness and the crossing of cultures in her novels, and why she chooses to write comedy.

Marina Lewycka lives in Sheffield but hails from the Ukraine. She was born in 1946 in a refugee camp in Germany. She has published two bestselling novels, A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian and Two Caravans, and her latest book, We Are All Made of Glue, comes out in July 2009. She teaches at Sheffield Hallam University.

Geraldine Shipton is a psychoanalyst who lives in Sheffield. She was also a senior lecturer in psychoanalytic studies and psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the University of Sheffield.