Allegra Huston has written screenplays, journalism, and one previous book, Love Child: A Memoir of Family Lost and Found, about her life growing up in the famous Huston family. After an early career in UK publishing, she joined the film company Pathé as development consultant. She wrote and produced the award-winning short film Good Luck, Mr. Gorski (2011), and is on the editorial staff of the international art and culture magazine Garage. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her fourteen-year-old son.
Allegra’s debut novel is Say My Name a beautifully told and sensual story about an older woman’s affair with a man twenty years her junior. It tells the story of Eve, a garden designer and antique buyer whose husband has left her after several miserable years of marriage. Her latest antique find is an old violin, beautiful but broken. On meeting Micajah, 20 years younger than her, she feels a spark between them – a sexual spark she hasn’t felt in a long time. As their affair escalates, Micajah shows her how to embrace her sexuality and take charge of it. A musician, he also helps her repair the violin to be even more beautiful than she could have imagined. Eve goes on a journey of discovery, which allows her to take charge of her own happiness at last.
‘Say My Name is a dazzling debut about a highly-charged and very sensual affair. Skilfully crafted, original and beautifully written, I loved it!’ – Santa Montefiore
Allegra will be speaking about her debut novel Say My Name on the Bowling Green stage.