When her mother-in-law, Nancy, was diagnosed with Alzheimers, Andrea Gillies made the decision to care for her full time. She also decided to write about the experience.
The result was “Keeper“, a frank, moving and utterly gripping account of Alzheimers and its effect on one family. The impact of the book was remarkable. It was awarded the inaugural Wellcome Book Prize and followed this up with the Orwell Prize in 2010.
Since then Andrea has turned to fiction, and produced “The white lie“, a tense, beautifully crafted novel about the poisonous ripple effect of unaddressed guilt.
This Saturday (24th November, 11am) Andrea is coming to Central Library to discuss both books, as part of the West Port Book Festival. If you would like to reserve a place at this event book online now.