On Reality and Strangeness

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Host: Ways with Words
Location: The Studio Theatre by the Lake Lakeside Keswick Cumbria CA12 5DJ
Speaker: Joanna Kavenna

Words by the Water in Keswick, Cumbria is the north west of England's premier festival of words and ideas. 4 – 13 March 2016 

Joanna Kavenna is one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. Her new philosophical novel is about the strangeness of reality. She discusses the problem of differentiating between reality and unreality in works of fiction and questions the use of terms like realistic and unrealistic and the value-laden ways in ehich they are used.

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