The comedy screenwriter applies his viciously funny streak to his first novel, Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals.
Jesse Armstrong is one of the screenwriters behind comedy hits Peep Show, Fresh Meat and political satire The Thick of It. He brings his hilarious writing style and sharp wit to his first novel, Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals.
Set in 1994 and following a group of good-hearted young people on a trip to Bosnia with a half-written play who hope to stop the war. Central character Andrew would love to stop the war but what he’d really like to do, perhaps even more than stopping the war, is sleep with Penny. Along their journey, Andrew and the group encounter minefields, artillery attacks, sex, death and drugs.
A novel that is at times serious and profound, it is also characteristically funny and Armstrong’s style was described by the Guardian as ‘versatile, original, unabashed; deployed to reveal rather than obscure.’
- Festival dates:
- 11-27 August 2018
- Programme launch:
- 7 June 2018