The Iceberg: Marion Coutts

5pm, Saturday 5 November

An exploration of the impact of death in real time, this is a response to the diagnosis, illness and death of Coutts’ husband, the art critic, Tom Lubbock who died of a brain tumour in January 2011. It gives an account of how a small family unit tried to stay together, charts the deterioration of Tom’s speech as it records the developing language of his child and navigates the journey from home to hospital to hospice. It was the winner of the Wellcome Book Prize 2015.

Marion Coutts is a visual artist and a lecturerer at Goldsmith’s College of Art in London. This is her first book.

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