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Acclaimed novelist Amy Sackville is hailed for her rich, rhapsodic language.  Reminiscent of the work of Hillary Mantel, Painter to the King is a dense and immersive account of the life and times of the great Baroque painter Diego Velázquez in the court of Spain’s King Philip IV. Sumptuous and stylish, Sackville brilliantly evokes Velázquez’s genius and the torment of an artist ensnared in a web of courtly power.

Chair: Jo Case

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