The quiet power of fiction

University House G12
Saturday 19 October 2019 (14:00-15:00)

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. 

The festival is open to all who are interested in the arts. It welcomes staff and students of the University of Birmingham, but also extends a warm invitation to the general public. We look forward to welcoming you!

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