The quiet power of fiction

Alumni, Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Open Day, Students
Saturday 19th October 2019 (14:00-15:00)
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Clare Morrall discusses how she challenges preconceptions in her novels. 

Fiction is uniquely placed to give us new perspectives, to take us to new worlds and get inside the heads of people we might never normally encounter. In her literature, Clare Morrall, is particularly interested in outsiders, the people on the margins who never quite fit in and are hard to like.  In this talk she shows how she attempts to challenge preconceptions in her novels and undermines divisions created by race, class and background by creeping round the barriers with curiosity rather than aggression.    

Book to the Future

This event is part of Book to the Future - the University of Birmingham's annual festival of the written and spoken word. It features an exciting programme of free workshops, panel discussions, performances and author talks.