Just when you thought the 1960s had been exhausted of its charismatic, mercurial figures, David Litvinoff moves into view. Author Keiron Pim will talk about Litvinoff (1928–75) one of the great mythic characters of ‘60s London’—outrageous, possessed of a lightning wit and intellect, dangerous to know. He connected the Rolling Stones with London’s dark side; redirected Eric Clapton’s musical career; and shaped the plot of the classic film Performance by revealing his knowledge of the city’s underworld. There will be a Q and A between Keiron and Paul Willets (Author of The Look of Love, Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia, Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms amongst other titles)
Keiron Pim was for a decade the literary editor of the Eastern Daily Press newspaper before leaving to concentrate on writing books. He edited and introduced Into the Light: the Medieval Hebrew Poetry of Meir of Norwich, the first translated edition of England’s only major medieval Hebrew poet.
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