Location: 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL
Speaker: Joanna Kavenna, Daniel Markovits, Gabriel Josipovici, Anakana Schofield with Theo Tait
Information: Tickets £10.00
The competing claims of fiction and reality have provided, of late, one of the most heated and productive literary debates. Where do the boundaries between them lie? And who has the right, the ability, even the desire, to draw them? Alchemy: Writers on Truth, Lies and Fiction, published by Notting Hill Editions and with an introduction by Iain Sinclair, contains exciting contributions to the debate by writers such as Joanna Kavenna, Benjamin Markovits, Gabriel Josipovici and Anakana Schofield. Several of the volume's contributors will be at the shop to discuss the relationship between truth and fiction in an evening chaired by regular LRB reviewer Theo Tait.
Location: William Baker House, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AF
Speaker: Joanna Kavenna, Benjamin Markovits and Gabriel Josipovci
Information: Tickets £5.00/£3.00
We are delighted to welcome a truly world-class panel of writers to Waterstones, Oxford to discuss one of the most hotly debated issues in the arts today: reality v's fiction lies at the heart of the current literary debate.
We live in a world of docu-drama, the 'real life' story. Works of art, novels, films, are frequently bolstered by reference to the autobiography of the creator, or to underlying 'fact'. Where does that leave the imagination? And who gets to define that parameters of 'reality' and 'fiction' anyway?