The author of eight novels, Esther Freud was born in London in 1963. As a young child she traveled through Morocco with her mother and sister, returning to England aged six. In 1979 she moved to London to study Drama, going on to work as an actress, both in theatre and television. Her first novel Hideous Kinky, was published in 1992 and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and made into a film starring Kate Winslet. In 1993, after the publication of her second novel, Peerless Flats, she was named by Granta as one of the Best of Young Novelists under 40. Esther Freud’s new novel, Mr Mac and Me, will be published in September by Bloomsbury.
Esther will talk about her life and work as an actress and a critically acclaimed writer, and will present her new novel Mr Mac and Me at a literary lunch at the Polish Club.
All proceeds from the event are in support of the First Story programme.