An evening with Viv Groskop

9th November 2017

An evening with Viv Groskop

Award-winning comedian and broadcaster, Bruton-born Russian speaker, Viv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life – and, as she explains in her new book, The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature – a literary self-help memoir about using the Russian classics to nd the answer to life’s most important questions – it’s all in Russian literature!

In Viv’s experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels: from not being sure what to do with your life (Anna Karenina) to being in love with someone who doesn’t love you back enough (A Month in the Country by Turgenev) or feeling you’re never quite in the right place at the right time (all of Chekhov’s work). As she rattles through the lives and work of Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Gogol, Bulgakov, Solzhenitsyn, Pasternak – to name just a few – Viv will entertain us with a highly personal guide to Russian literature.

Whether you’ve read all the Great Russian novels, or only watched the TV adaptation of War and Peace, this is a story that will enrich your life, help you feel that you are not alone, and make you laugh a lot along the way.

‘This is a literary self-help memoir . . . with an emphasis on being excessively paranoid about having an emerging moustache on your upper lip,just like Natasha in War and Peace.’ Booktopia

£10 per ticket
book here
clubroom bar open from 6.30pm; event starts at 7pm
Meantime curated by Emma Craigie