A Night in with
Join author Jen Beagin, to celebrate the publication of her incredible new novel, and soon to be HBO series starring Jodie Comer, The Big Swiss.
Big Swiss. That’s Greta’s nickname for her – she is tall, and she is from Switzerland. Great can see her now: dressed top to toe in white, that adorable gap between her two front teeth, her penetrating blue eyes. She’s a head-turner: including the heads of infants and dogs.
Well that’s how Greta imagines seeing her; they haven’t actually met in person. Nor has Greta actually ever been to Switzerland. Greta and Big Swiss are not in the same room, or even the same building. Greta is miles away, sitting at a desk in her own house, wearing only headphones, fingerless gloves, a kimono, and legwarmers, transcribing this disembodied voice.
What Greta doesn’t know is that she’s about to bump into Big Swiss in the local dog park. A new – and not entirely honest – relationship is going to be born.
A relationship that will transform both of their lives…
Jen’s newest novel sees her writing at her absolute best, with absurd realism meeting tounge-in-cheek humour throughout. For this special event in conversation with Monica Heisey, Jen will dive in to the relationship at the centre of this novel, and the deeply complex characters. This event will be funny, bizarre and relatable, make sure you tune in.
“I found Big Swiss utterly addictive. It’s about secrets, lonliness, sex and the desire for connection and wanting to be found. I laughed so hard it ached. The love between these two women was so touching, so improbable, so true.” Gillian Anderson
“Juicy, salacious and compelling. Traumer shouldn’t be this fun.” Sara Pascoe