Polly Samson is the author of A Theatre for Dreamers which debuted at number 2 on the Sunday Times hardback fiction bestseller list.
She is also the author of two short story collections and two previous novels. Her work has been shortlisted for prizes, translated into several languages and has been dramatized on BBC Radio 4.
She has written lyrics to four number one albums and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Polly has been hosting Facebook live interviews at 8.30 pm on Thursdays with David Gilmour singing a Leonard Cohen song and family contributing to conversation and asking questions, on a set designed to look like the café, Katsikas, on Hydra.
Praise for A Theatre for Dreamers:
“Polly Samson has created such a dazzling evocation of an era and its mindset. Here, the island of Hydra is a geographical place but a psychological one too, populated by beautiful and damaged characters who pull you down into its pages for another café gossip, another moonlit swim, another drink. This book is a bohemian idyll meticulously drawn, and unsparingly exposed. It is like going away to paradise, then coming back rather wiser. You don’t read this book – you live it”
Read Imogen Edwards-Jones’s recent Books of the Week review of A Theatre for Dreamers here.