In this workshop, Penelope Lively will explore the borders between memoir writing and fiction. What do we remember, and why? How reliable are our memories? Discussion will focus on some of the books from the reading list, and class members will be invited to have a go themselves – a short burst of memoir, as imaginative as they please.
Penelope Lively was twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize before winning it in 1987 for her novel Moon Tiger. She has also won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and been shortlisted for the Costa Prize. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of PEN and the Society of Authors. She was appointed DBE in 2012.