About the Author
Multi-award-winning presenter, broadcaster, author, and comedian Graham Norton is one of the UK’s most treasured personalities. Across his illustrious career, Norton has won nine BAFTA awards, including many for Best Entertainment Performance and Best Entertainment Programme, plus a Lifetime Achievement award at the National Television Awards in 2017.
Alongside presenting the iconic The Graham Norton Show on BBC One, he also presents a show on Virgin Radio every Saturday and Sunday, hosts Queen Of The Universe for Paramount+, and is a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK on the BBC. He also hosts The Graham Norton Book Club Podcast on Audible.
Norton is the author of multiple novels, winning numerous awards and gaining bestseller status for his writing. To date, foreign rights to Norton's fiction have sold in over 10 countries. His most recent novel, "Forever Home," became an instant bestseller in the UK and Ireland, earning him dazzling reviews.
About the Session
Norton will discuss "Forever Home," available September 2023, a tense and dark comic novel that casts a caustic light on the relationship between mothers and daughters and truth and self-preservation.
Where do secrets live? Carol is a divorced teacher living in a small town in Ireland, her only son now grown. A second chance at love brings her unexpected connection and belonging—and sparks a flurry of speculation. What does a woman like her see in a man like that? What happened to his wife who abandoned him and his children all those years ago? Carol and Declan know their relationship is the talk of the town, but the gossip only serves to bring the couple closer.
When Declan becomes ill, their relationship falters. His children are untrusting and cruel, and Carol is forced to leave their beloved home, with its worn oak floors and elegant features, and move back with her parents. Carol’s mother is determined to get to the bottom of things—she won't see her daughter suffer this way. It seems there are secrets in Declan's past, strange rumors that were never confronted, and suddenly the house they shared takes on a more sinister significance that affects them all.