On Genre and Form: Michael Chabon, Mark Haddon, Eimear McBride and Stephanie Merritt
When: Sun 9 Mar 2014, 11.30 - 12.45
Where: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £8, (£6 Over 60s) and £5
Speaking about his role as a Folio Prize judge, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Michael Chabon said ‘great literature respects no borders or boundaries’. Stephanie Merritt will be talking to him and two other writers whose work challenges and extends traditional notions of form and genre. Folio Academician Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time has won more than seventeen literary awards in five countries, including the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year, and was the bestselling novel of that decade by a British writer. Eimear McBride’s debut, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, is bold in style and breathtakingly intense. Shortlisted for this year’s Folio Prize, it won the first Goldsmiths’ Prize in 2013. Stephanie Merritt is an awarding-winning novelist and critic and the author of a series of bestselling historical fiction thrillers written under the pseudonym S.J. Parris. Between them these four writers have published novels, poetry, screenplays, comics, non-fiction and children’s books.
A book signing by the participants will take place in the British Library Entrance Hall after the event.
Part of the Folio Prize Fiction Festival, 8-9 March 2014. Presented by The Folio Society in partnership with the British Library. See full events programme.