Flagey in Winter

Simon Mundy

Illustrated by Ewgeniya Lyras

Renard Press



ISBN: 9781804470930


Publication date: 24 February 2024

Rights: World



The Café Franck in Brussels’ Place Flagey puts people at their ease – artists with European politicians and their assistants, tousled intellectuals with bar staff, twenty-somethings in need of a job with thirty-somethings who have one.

Set in 2013, Flagey in Winter is a comedy of manners that takes place in the European Parliament itself, in bars where love and politics rub shoulders, and in the Italian Dolomites.

Simon Mundy

Simon Mundy studied drama at university, but soon veered towards writing poetry and reviews, and at 23 he found himself a music critic and arts journalist. A champion of the arts, he has served as Director of the National Campaign for the Arts and Vice-President of PEN International’s Writers for Peace Committee, and he co-founded the European Forum for the Arts and Heritage; he remains an adviser to the European Festivals Association. His writing includes biographies, novels, non-fiction, playscripts and poetry. Waiting for Music is his fifth poetry collection. For the last 40 years Simon has bounced between Mid Wales, the far north of Scotland, London and Brussels. He likes his indecision.

 Author portrait © The Dubrovnic Times, 2017