Monday, June 29, 2015

An Evening with Candace Bushnell
in conversation with Celia Walden
discussing the writing life and her new novel, Killing Monica

William Turner Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90404

$20 General Admission
$30 Reserved Seats
$45 Includes Bushnell’s book + Seat in reserved section

Candace Bushnell is the bestselling writer whose first book, Sex and the City, was the basis for HBO’s hit series and subsequent blockbuster movies.  Other novels, including Lipstick Jungle and The Carrie Diaries, have become hit television series. 

Killing Monica is a novel about an actress who plays the part of a popular character created from a series of books – and becomes obsessed with living out every part of the story in her real life, turning the world of the series’ writer upside down.

In Killing Monica, Bushnell spoofs and skewers her way through pop culture, celebrity worship, fame, and even the meaning of life itself, when a famous writer must resort to faking her own death in order to get her life back from her most infamous creation – Monica. 

Celia Walden is a journalist, novelist and critic best known for her columns and interviews at the Daily Telegraph, where she is US Editor at Large.

Born in Paris in 1975, Cambridge educated Walden – who is trilingual in French and Italian and also speaks Russian – has a monthly feature in Glamour UK and is a contributor to GQ, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Easy Living, The Spectator, Standpoint Magazine, Porter Magazine and Russian Vogue.

She is the author of two novels: Harm’s Way (2008) and Babysitting George, a biography of George Best based on time she spent with him as a journalist, which was nominated for Sports Book of the year in 2011. Married to Piers Morgan, she currently divides her time between LA, New York and London.