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Two noted authors will discuss the new editions of Virginia Woolf’s diaries, at the British Library on May 31, and you can listen in by registering to receive the event recording direct to your inbox to watch at your leisure on or after June 14, which is Dalloway Day.

As part of the Royal Society of Literature’s Dalloway Day celebrations, two contributors to the new editions of the diaries join forces to discuss the new volumes and how the diaries reveal Woolf’s unique mind, while also adding rich insight into her life and times.

They are Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Margo Jefferson and author and Royal Society of Literature Fellow and Woolf’s great-niece Virginia Nicholson.

About the speakers

Jefferson was a theatre and book critic for Newsweek and the New York Times. Her Pulitzer Prize-winning writing has appeared in, among other publications, Vogue, New York magazine and New Republic.

She is a professor of writing at Columbia University School of the Arts and the author of Negroland – which was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize and winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award – On Michael Jackson; and Constructing a Nervous System her wildly innovative 2022 memoir, was recently announced as the winner of the 2023 Rathbones Folio Prize.

Nicholson is the author of the acclaimed social histories How Was It For You?: Women, Sex, Love and Power in the 1960s, Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939, Singled Out: How Two Million Women Survived without Men After the First World War, Millions Like Us: Women’s Lives in the Second World War and Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes: The Story of Women in the 1950s.

She is the daughter of the art historian and writer Quentin Bell, acclaimed for his biography of his aunt Virginia Woolf. Her mother, Anne Olivier Bell, edited the original five volumes of Virginia Woolf’s Diaries.

More Dalloway Day events from the RSL

Get the details on more RSL Dalloway Day events. They include the following:

  • The pulse of a perfect heart
    Published on the RSL website on June 14.
    The RSL, in partnership with Peninsula Press, has commissioned three writers to respond to the combined might, maps and meaning of two distinctively London-based novels: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf and Love, Leda by Mark Hyatt.
  • Neil Bartlett and Sarah Ruhl: Working with Orlando 
    Available from June 14.
    Playwrights Neil Bartlett and Sarah Ruhl come together in conversation to discuss their adaptations of Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando.
  • Zadie Smith In Conversation: On Virginia Woolf
    June 14, 7 p.m.
    Zadie Smith joins Lisa Appignanesi at the British Library for a conversation about the life and works of Virginia Woolf.

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