Bibliographic information:
Imprint: Hay Press
ISBN: 9781804470930
Paperback • 280pp • £10
129 mm x 198 mm
24 February 2024
Territory: World English

Flagey in Winter

Simon Mundy

Published by Hay Press, an imprint of Renard Press

Illustrated by Ewgeniya Lyras



ISBN: 9781804470930




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.