Platform Seven

Louise Doughty with Madeleine Keane

Date: Sunday March 29th
Venue: dlr LexIcon, The Studio
Time: 2:30pm
Cost: €15 / €12
Age: Adult

Join author Louise Doughty in conversation with Madeleine Keane about her writing career, including her latest novel, Platform Seven, a gripping, brilliant, original and eerily-timely novel, and her bestselling and critically-acclaimed title, Apple Tree Yard, which was adapted into a hit BBC TV series. Two deaths on Platform Seven of Peterborough Railway Station. Two fatalities in eighteen months - surely they're connected? No one is more desperate to understand what connects them than Lisa Evans herself. After all, she was the first of the two to die.

‘One of Doughty's successes in this novel is examining characters with ostensibly quite ordinary existences and imbuing their lives with complexity and yearning. She is also thoughtful in exploring difficult subjects such as emotional abuse, suicide and grief. Although Platform Seven covers bleak territory, this is a hopeful novel’ - The Times

Louise Doughty is a novelist, playwright and journalist. Her 2010 novel, Whatever You Love, was shortlisted for the Costa novel award and the Orange prize, while her bestselling novel Apple Tree Yard was adapted by the BBC into a four-part drama starring Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin. Her most recent novel, Platform Seven, tackles suicide, coercive control and life after death. She has worked as a freelance critic, columnist, feature writer and cultural commentator for numerous newspapers and magazines.  She began reviewing books for The Literary Review and Times Literary SupplementThe Literary Review and Times Literary Supplement before becoming a feature writer for The Guardian and Independent, the theatre critic of the Mail on Sunday and a books columnist for The Daily Telegraph’s Saturday Review section.

Madeleine Keane began her literary career with the English publishing house Chatto and Windus. She is a published author, has reviewed books, presented a book programme, and interviewed many writers and artists.

Louise Doughty (© Nathalie Weatherald)