Miranda July — All Fours

WithMiranda July
In conversation withChitra Ramaswamy

At: Nicolson Square Edinburgh

On:13th June 2024, 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Attendance options:

Miranda July — All Fours at Nicolson Square Edinburgh

We're thrilled to be welcoming Miranda July to Edinburgh to discuss her latest book, All Fours. It's an irreverently sexy, tender, hilarious and literary novel about a woman upending her life, from the New York Times bestselling author of The First Bad Man. July will be in conversation with journalist and author Chitra Ramaswamy.

Please note that due to high demand, this event will now take place at Nicholson Square Edinburgh and not at Augustine United Church as previously advertised. 

Books for the Book & Ticket option will be available to collect at the event venue. Doors due to open at 7pm.

In-person vouchers can be redeemed on the night of the event against a single copy of All Fours – we will have a list of attendees with vouchers to be redeemed. Please note that only one voucher can be redeemed per book.

Please note that All Fours is published on 16th May. If you have signed up for a Book & In-Person option and would like to receive your copy ahead of the event on Thursday 13th June, please get in touch via our contact form and we'll be happy to help.

Please note that there will not be a livestream of this event.

About All Fours:

A semi-famous artist announces her plan to drive cross-country from LA to NY. Thirty minutes after leaving her husband and child at home, she spontaneously exits the freeway, beds down in a nondescript motel and immerses herself in a temporary reinvention that turns out to be the start of an entirely different journey.

Miranda July’s second novel confirms the brilliance of her unique approach to fiction. With July’s wry voice, perfect comic timing, unabashed curiosity about human intimacy and palpable delight in pushing boundaries, All Fours tells the story of one woman’s quest for a new kind of freedom.

Part absurd entertainment, part tender reinvention of the sexual, romantic and domestic life of a 45-year-old female artist, All Fours transcends expectations while excavating our beliefs about life lived as a woman. Once again, July hijacks the familiar and turns it into something new and thrillingly, profoundly alive.

Please note: Tickets for our events are non-refundable. Professional photography and videography may take place during this event. Thank you for your understanding.

Participants:

Miranda July Author

Miranda July is a writer, filmmaker and artist. Her most recent book is The First Bad Man, a novel. July’s collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in 23 countries. Her writing has appeared in the Paris Review, Harper’s, and the New Yorker; It Chooses You was her first book of non-fiction. She wrote, directed and starred in The Future and Me and You and Everyone We Know, which won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance. In 2020 she debuted her third feature film, Kajillionaire. July lives in Los Angeles. @mirandajuly | mirandajuly.com

Chitra Ramaswamy Chair

Chitra Ramaswamy is a journalist and author from London. Her latest book, Homelands: The History of a Friendship (Canongate) is a work of creative non-fiction exploring her friendship with a 99-year-old German Jewish refugee called Henry Wuga. It won the Saltire Non-Fiction Book of the Year and was included in The Guardian’s top memoirs and biographies of 2022. Her first book, Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy (Saraband) won the Saltire First Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Polari Prize. She has contributed essays to Antlers of Water, Nasty Women, The Freedom Papers, The Bi:ble, and Message From The Skies and recently completed a commission from the Alasdair Gray Archive. She is a freelance writer for The Guardian, the restaurant critic for The Times Scotland, and broadcasts for BBC radio. She lives in Edinburgh with her partner, two children, and rescue dog.

The venue

Nicolson Square Edinburgh

The Methodist Church
Nicolson Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9BX

Telephone: 0131 662 8635

Website: www.nsevenue.com


Main hall accessible via lift, accessible toilet facilities.