The second piece of great news in a week! To celebrate dad’s donation of his archives to The Bodelian Library, Oxford, they are publishing a series of his essays.
This is a guest blog post by the organisers of the Kennington Literary Festival.
The Friends of Kennington Library were delighted when the legend that is Brian Aldiss accepted our invitation to speak at our village literary festival.
Sylvia Vetta, the Chair of the Friends of Kennington Library had the privilege, in February 2010, of banishing Brian to her desert island in the series she writes for the Oxford Times. Fortunately he managed to transport himself off the island and arrived safely at Kennington Village Centre on October 15, 2011.
Brian spent last weekend in Brighton to attend the 2011 Fantasycon. It was a well organised event if a little more low key compared to the great memories I have of the Worldcon’s that last happened in the Metropole hotel in Brighton (Dad was guest of honour at Seacon 1979, and I remember fondly seeing Michael Moorcock and Hawkwind perform at the Brighton Centre as part of Conspiracy ’87 Worldcon – Dad was toastmaster).
If you are interested in guest blogging on www.brianaldiss.co.uk please contact Tim Aldiss.