Margot Livesey: The Hidden Machinery

 New York Times bestselling author Margot Livesey offers a masterclass for those who love reading  literature and for those who aspire to write it. Through close readings, arguments about craft, and personal essays, Livesey delves into the inner workings of fiction and considers how our stories and novels benefit from paying close attention to both great works of   literature and to our own individual experiences.

hidden machinery book coverFriends Author Series

Margot Livesey
Thursday, April 19th
7pm, Library Assembly Room



“Livesey writes with wisdom and insight about the craft of writing, proposing to expose what the  professional author conceals that the apprentice fiction writer needs to know.”  Publisher’s Weekly

“A smart, unpretentious guide.… Would-be writers will find this both useful and inspiring, while       general readers can simply enjoy Livesey’s keen insights and engaging prose.”Kirkus, ¬ Review

MARGOT LIVESEY is the New York Times bestselling author of  Mercury, The Flight of Gemma HardyThe House on Fortune StreetBanishing VeronaEva Moves the FurnitureThe Missing WorldCriminals, and Homework. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vogue, and the Atlantic.  Born in Scotland, Livesey currently lives in the Boston area and is a professor of fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.


The Friends Author Series is made possible by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library. Click here to learn how to join the Friends or renew your membership. All are welcome to attend these free events. The Assembly Room is handicapped accessible.