tiepolo blue

Curator of Greek and Roman Art Ruth Allen joins art historian and author James Cahill as they discuss his “electric” debut novel, Tiepolo Blue, in which the life and career of a revered but repressed British art historian at the height of his powers are turned upside-down, leading to a sexual awakening, a self-reckoning, and a fall from grace.

“Such delicious unease and pervasive threat give this assured first novel great singularity and a kind of gothic edge. We move from campus satire to something altogether stranger, more shadowy – queerer in every sense of the word.” —The Guardian

‘The smart, sexy read you need in 2022.’ —Evening Standard

“The best novel I have read for ages. My heart was constantly in my throat as I read… There is so much to enjoy, to contemplate, to wonder at, and to be lost in.” —Stephen Fry

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