British author to read his latest tome at Decatur Library

British fiction writer Rupert Thomson will be discussing his new book, “Never Anyone But You,” at the Decatur Library on June 14.

The tome, released in June in the U.S. and the U.K., explores the intense clandestine love affair between two French women – artists and gender icons Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore – in Paris during the first half of the 20th century. The story spans art and literature, war and imprisonment, madness and devotion.

Thomson’s talk comes during LGBT Pride Month, which is celebrated nationally in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots of June 1969. Pride Month recognizes the impact that LGBT people have had in the world.

Joe Davich, Georgia Center for the Book executive director, said the talk is a great fit for the June Festival of Writers series.

“It seemed like the right moment for this book,” he said. “It’s a great piece of fiction.”

Davich is also hoping that Thomson will be able to give young writers some tips and tricks to help them write stories and show that not all stories have to be about big events.

The discussion takes place 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thomson, who hails from East Sussex, England, began his writing career as a copywriter in 1978. He became a full-time author in 1982, penning 10 critically acclaimed books before his latest.

Among them, “Never Anyone But You,” “Katherine Carlyle,” “Secrecy,” “Death of a Murderer,” “Divided Kingdom,” “The Book of Revelation,” “Soft,” and “The Insult,” which made David Bowie’s list of 100 Must-Read Books of All Time.

Thomson’s memoir “This Party’s Got to Stop” won the Writer’s Guild Nonfiction Book of the Year in 2010.

The library is at 215 Sycamore St. in downtown Decatur. For more information, call 404-370-3070.