Lavinia Greenlaw: Honour the Small Words
What is it that gives us the urge to say something, to write or to sing? At the beginning of the year, when we were congratulating her on her successful appearance on Celebrity University Challenge, Lavinia Greenlaw mentioned to us that she had a new book in preparation. ‘It’s a short little thing about voice, presence, art, speechlessness that began in me trying to understand why I wrote a book about music without mentioning having been in a band, made a record, etc. I don’t really know what it is.’
Today we are delighted to help Greenlaw search for understanding, in the launch of her book Some Answers Without Questions. Somewhere between a memoir and a manifesto, it is an exploration of how we find the means to speak and to create even when we are not invited to do so. Greenlaw is renowned for her poetry, novels and plays, as well as her non-fiction works about music, perception and art. Join her for what is perhaps her bravest, most speculative work to date.