The Folio Society and the British Library are hosting a festival which will feature the Folio Prize judges, shortlisted authors and members of the Academy, who will come together for a rich discussion about the art of storytelling.
To mark International Women’s Day on Sat 8 March, and in celebration of the ‘Year of Reading Women’ (#readwomen2014), Folio Prize Academicians Tessa Hadley, Frances Wilson and Suzi Feay will be discussing their writing heroes and reflecting on the female literary landscape.
Tessa Hadley, frequently described as one of the finest writers of her generation, offers in her most recent novel, Clever Girl, a meticulously observed tale of the lives of girls and women in the 1950s. Acclaimed writer Frances Wilson is the author of prize-winning biographies of Dorothy Wordsworth and Regency courtesan Harriette Wilson, as well asHow To Survive the Titantic, winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize for historical biography. Her work is celebrated for its sharp wit, vivid storytelling and deft analysis. Former literary editor of the Independent on Sunday, Suzi Feay has been one of this county’s most astute critics for over 20 years. She is currently a Guest Lecturer at Brunel University.