Celebrated authors Joanne Harris and Rupert Thomson discuss ideas around place, landscape and belonging in their work.
From the rural north of England and traditional French village life to 17th-century Florence, 19th-century Mexico, and Barcelona on the eve of the 2008 financial crash.
Joanne Harris MBE is the author of the Chocolat series set in rural France and the St Oswald’s series set in a northern grammar school – the most recent being A Narrow Door. She has also set novels, novellas and short stories in worlds of myth and magic, and her non-fiction includes Ten Things About Writing. Joanne has won a number of British and International awards and has seen her books published in more than 50 countries. She lives in Yorkshire.
Rupert Thomson is the author of 13 critically acclaimed novels, set across a wide range of locations and eras, and a memoir This Party’s Got to Stop. His latest work, Barcelona Dreaming, is a series of interconnected novellas set at the time of the 2008 global financial crash and exploring themes of addiction, racism, celebrity, immigration and self-delusion. He currently lives in London but has travelled widely and lived in Barcelona for six years.
Location: University of Huddersfield
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Age guidance: 12+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult
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