Alain de Botton will
be appearing at Chiswick
Library on 9th May.
He will reading from
his work and answering
questions from the audience
de Botton has written six books.
Having published four novels,
his fifth book (and first non-fiction
title), How Proust Can Change
Your Life (1997) was a bestseller
in the UK and US. This was followed
by The Consolations of Philosophy,
which earned him a reputation
as a "philosophical agony uncle".
He made a television documentary
for Channel 4 to accompany the
book. De Botton's new work,
an essay on travel called The
Art of Travel, will be published
talk is part of an annual series
that has been running for twelve
years. Later in the present
series writers such as Ann Widdecombe,
MP will be visiting Chiswick.