Acclaimed author, journalist and Pink Floyd/David Gilmour lyricist Polly Samson joined Talks at Google to talk about her career, her two recent US book releases, “The Kindness” and “Perfect Lives”, and her songwriting process.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOKS
Polly Samson is a gifted writer of novels and short stories who has captivated readers with her talent for depicting human nature in all its complexity. Her writing has been called “dreamy, evocative prose” (Entertainment Weekly) that “plumbs the depths of the human psyche, revealing, insecurities, infidelities, and an enduring tenacious spirit” (Publishers Weekly) and divulges “the pleasures and disappointments of lovers, parents, and children” (O, The Oprah Magazine).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Polly Samson is the author of two short story collections and two novels, most recently The Kindness, and has contributed lyrics to Pink Floyd albums and two solo records from David Gilmour. She has been shortlisted for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Awards, the V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize, and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Upon UK publication, Perfect Lives was named one of the best books of the year by the Sunday Times, The Evening Standard, The Spectator and the Telegraph. Samson lives in Brighton. For more information, please visit pollysamson.com.
Moderated by Anant Shukla.