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Talk Wigtown Book Festival | Adam Andrusier - Two Hitlers and a Marilyn

Wigtown Book Festival | Adam Andrusier - Two Hitlers and a Marilyn

Synopsis

In person & Online event

This is a live audience event. Participants will be on stage in the venue. The event will also be simultaneously streamed on our website. Online access is free but please pay what you can. Booking for online events is optional, but by reserving an online ticket you will receive a reminder beforehand.

Adam Andrusier spent his childhood in pursuit of autographs. After writing to every famous person he could think of, from Frank Sinatra to Colonel Gaddafi, he soon jostled with the paparazzi at stage doors and came face-to-face with the most famous people on the planet. For young Adam, autographs were a backstage pass to a world beyond his chaotic family home in Pinner, and his Holocaust-obsessed father. But as Adam turned from collector to dealer, learning how to spot a fake from the real deal, he discovered that in life, as in autographs, not everything is as it first appears. When your obsession is a search for the authentic, what happens when you discover fraudulence in your own family? Two Hitlers and a Marilyn is a hilarious and moving account of discovering that idols are mortals. It’s a story of growing up, forgiveness and discovering a place in the world.

About the author: Adam Andrusier is a writer and a professional dealer of rare, valuable autographs. He grew up in Pinner, studied music at Cambridge and completed the creative writing MA at UEA. He lives in North West London with his wife and son.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Mon 27 Sep 2021, 12:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

Wigtown Book Festival
County Buildings
Main Hall
Wigtown
DG8 9JH

Phone: 01988 403 222 (Box Office)

Website: Wigtown Book Festival

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