The Conclave charts the first thirty years in the life of a suburban dilettante with aesthetic aspirations, who, in the 1980s, begins a lucrative career. The story roams from the edge of London to a well-healed part of Bristol, and in doing so reveals a disturbing – and unforgettable – tale of loneliness and lost love.
- Michael Bracewell is a British writer, born in 1958. His first novel, The Crypto-Amnesia Club
was published in 1988. In addition to several other novels Bracewell is also author of numerous works of non-fiction on subjects ranging from Oscar Wilde to Roxy Music and all aspects of pop culture in between. He has also written and presented documentaries for the BBC. He lives in London.Anthony Gardner
- In his role over recent years as Editor of the Royal Society of Literature's
annual Review, Anthony Gardner has built a reputation for fine judgment and
eclectic scholarship in the field of recent English letters.The Royal Society of Literature