Finding America: F Scott Fitzgerald and the Story of The Great Gatsby

Wednesday 22 March
6.30pm
The Stripe, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR

​Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world's best-loved books. The inspiration behind F Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece is explored by academic, author and journalist Professor Sarah Churchwell.

In Finding America: F Scott Fitzgerald and the Story of The Great Gatsby, Sarah Churchwell, Professor of American Literature and Chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, examines the people, places and events that inspired one of the great American novels.

Professor Churchwell is the author of Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and The Invention of The Great Gatsby, which tells the story of how Fitzgerald created his literary masterpiece, and The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe.

The event is part of the University of Winchester’s Faculty of Arts Research Seminar Series.

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