The Reading #9 with Victoria Gosling: Berlin Launch of her new novel
On Monday August 28th, The Reader Berlin and Lettretage host the Berlin launch of Bliss & Blunder, Victoria Gosling’s scandalous retelling of the Arthurian legend for the twenty-first century.
“Bliss and Blunder, like the questing beast of legend, is many things at once; epic, sprawling yet intricate, it’s a novel of action and intimacy, an astute critique of our technological era, a fitting homage to Arthurian myth, and a moving, highly original story in its own right.” – Roisin Kiberd, author of The Disconnect
Exquisitely written and structurally bold, this is a standout reimagining of the Arthurian cycle, where tech bros and hackers fight their battles and wield their powers with the same brutality as their mythic forebears. At once a driving revenge narrative, a meditation on love and a searing dissection of our ruling tech elite’s troubling morals, Bliss & Blunder is a deeply impressive novel.’ – Eva Dolan, author of This Is How It Ends
“The vivid sensuality of a summer’s day and the brutal compulsiveness of a battle march … Playful, clever and romantic, like the best Arthurian myths, with something new and electrifying that is all Gosling’s own. The women are wild, the tension is exhilarating, and the jokes are very, very funny.” – Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta, authors of The View Was Exhausting
Victoria Gosling will be in conversation with author Jane Flett and her editor at Serpent’s Tail, Leonora Craig Cohen. The evening will feature readings and a discussion, followed by an audience Q&A.
VICTORIA GOSLING is the founder of The Reader Berlin and The Berlin Writing Prize. In 2021, her debut novel BEFORE THE RUINS was published by Henry Holt (USA) and Serpent’s Tail (UK). Her second novel BLISS & BLUNDER is forthcoming from Serpent’s Tail in summer 2023. She divides her time between Wiltshire and Berlin.