Soviet dissident turned writer holds Letchworth talk

A SATIRICAL journalist turned author will be talking about his writer’s manual of survival next week.

Vitali Vitaliev, who began his writing career as a Soviet Union dissident but now lives in Letchworth GC, will be returning to David’s Bookshop in the town on Friday, June 15.

The Ukrainian will be launching and signing his latest book, Life As A Literary Device.

In this compelling and fiercely honest memoir, Vitaliev describes how on many occasions the words of great writers, friends and family have provided him with the means of survival. The book also features Letchworth GC, the town in which he has chosen to live.

The evening starts at 7.30pm - entry is free but call the bookshop in Eastcheap on 01462 684631 to reserve a space.