Thursday, 7th May 2015
 
THE BIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL
10am
Court Room Old Police Station
£5

Maggie Gee, Louisa Treger and Mary Hamer give short readings from and discuss their novels Virginia Woolf in Manhattan, The Lodger (telling the relationship between Dorothy Richardson and HG Wells) and Kipling and Trix, the stories of Rudyard Kipling and his sister.

Maggie Gee OBE, Fellow and Vice President of RSL and Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, was educated at Somerville College, Oxford. Author of eleven acclaimed novels, including The White Family (Shortlisted for the Orange and IMPAC prizes), My Cleaner and My Driver and a memoir My Animal Life, Maggie’s work has been translated into fourteen languages.

Louisa Treger, educated at the RCM and Guildhall School of Music, began her career as a classical violinist and  worked as an orchestral player and teacher. She subsequently turned to literature, gaining a PhD in English at UCL. The Lodger is her first novel. www.louisatreger.com

 Mary Hamer, educated at Oxford, taught at Cambridge for twenty years. Eight years ago she began to research the dangerous lives of Rudyard Kipling and his sister, Trix, believing only fiction could do justice to their story. Kipling & Trix won the Virginia Prize for Fiction. Her work has appeared in The Economist, The Guardian and The Independent. She has contributed to television and radio programmes, such as In Search of Cleopatra, Woman’s Hour and Night Waves. www.mary-hamer.com


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