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Elizabeth Lowry - Stephen May

Historical Reimaginings - Fiction from Fact

Venue: Public Hall

16 September 2022 12:00 pm

How does a writer use history and weave it into fiction - and when is it acceptable (or not) to play around with the facts? We welcome two leading historical fiction authors: Elizabeth Lowry’s The Chosen imagines Thomas Hardy’s grief and the revelations after the death of his wife Emma Gifford, exploring the cost – to him, to those around him – of a writer’s life, and how some of the greatest love poems ever written in English, the ‘Poems of 1912-13’, came to exist. Costa Prize nominee Stephen May’s Sell Us The Rope reimagines Stalin’s 1907 trip to London for a communist conference, with the likes of Lenin and Rosa Luxemburg in the supporting cast and what may, or may not, have happened. Talking to Julia Wheeler.

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