Tim Parks
novelist, essayist, travel writer and translator; author, Pen in Hand: Reading, Rereading and Other Mysteries and In Extremis

Tim Parks is a novelist, essayist, travel writer and translator based in Italy. Author of eighteen novels, including the Booker-shortlisted, Europa, Destiny, Cleaver, and more recently In Extremis, he has translated works by Moravia, Calvino, Calasso, Tabucchi, Machiavelli and Leopardi. While teaching translation to post-graduates in Milan, he writes regularly for the LRB and the NYRB.

Tim’s many non-fiction works include the Italian Neighbours, An Italian Education, A Season with Verona and Italian Ways, as well as a memoir on chronic pain and meditation, Teach Us to Sit Still and the recently published Out of My Head, an unclassifiable book that mixes essay and memoir in a reflection on the nature and location of consciousness. His critical writings include Where I’m Reading From and the recent Pen in Hand, Reading, Rereading and Other Mysteries.


Saturday 2 November, 10:00 Level G Studio
What Where: Samuel Beckett, 30 years on