Writing Fact and Fiction - CANCELLED

In the first and best and indeed only joint event they have ever done, Miranda Carter and John Lanchester, married and full-time professional writers (with, between them, fourteen published books, nine fiction and five non-fiction) will talk about the difference between those two kinds of writing.

Miranda Carter and John Lanchester

------This event has been CANCELLED ----------

Due to unforeseeable circumstances, this event had to be cancelled. We apologise for any inconveniences.

Miranda Carter and John Lanchester, who are married, have both been full-time professional writers since the early nineties. Between them they have published fourteen books, nine of them fiction and five non-fiction. The single question they are most often asked is about the difference between those two kinds of writing: so that’s what they are going to talk about, in the first and best and indeed only joint event they have ever done.

Date: Wednesday 11th May 2022, 6.00pm-7.30pm
Venue: Diamond Building, Lecture Theatre 7
Tickets: free entrance
Organisers: Prof Robert Stern (r.stern@sheffield.ac.uk) and Prof Henk de Berg (h.de.berg@sheffield.ac.uk)
For any queries, please contact Patrizia Baldi (p.baldi@sheffield.ac.uk)

Miranda Carter is an award-winning biographer, historian and novelist. Her books include Anthony Blunt: His Lives (winner of The Orwell Prize) and the Blake and Avery novels, from The Strangler Vine (shortlisted for the Edgar Award for best novel, CWA John Creasey Dagger and the HWA debut crown, longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for fiction) to The Devil’s Feast. She often appears on documentaries about the Royal family, as a consequence of having written The Three Emperors (2009), though they always cut out the critical bits. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

John Lanchester is a writer and journalist. He has written five novels, one book of short stories, and four works of non-fiction. His books have won prizes ranging from the Whitbread First Novel Award (for The Debt to Pleasure in 1996) to the International Emmy Award for Best Mini-Series (for Capital, published in 2012 and adapted in 2015). His non-fiction account of the financial crisis, Whoops! Why everybody owes everybody and nobody can pay, was a Sunday Times best-seller. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages and his most recent novel, The Wall, was longlisted for the Booker Prize. He is Chairman of the London Review of Books, for which he has written since 1987, and he too is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, so there. 

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