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On Reading Women: Tessa Hadley, Deborah Levy, Frances Wilson and Suzi Feay

Frances Wilson

When: Sat 8 Mar 2014, 15.30 - 16.30

Where: Conference Centre, British Library

Price: £8, (£6 Over 60s) and £5

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To mark International Women’s Day on Saturday, 8 March, and in celebration of the ‘Year of Reading Women’, Folio Prize Academicians Tessa Hadley, Frances Wilson, Deborah Levy and Suzi Feay will be discussing their writing heroes and reflecting on the female literary landscape. 

Tessa Hadley is frequently described as one of the finest writers of her generation and her most recent novel, Clever Girl, is a meticulously observed tale of the lives of girls and women in the 1950s. Frances Wilson is the author of prize-winning biographies of Dorothy Wordsworth and Regency courtesan Harriette Wilson, as well as How To Survive the Titanic, winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize for historical biography. Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays and poetry. Her most recent novel, Swimming Home, was shortlisted for several prizes, including the 2012 Man Booker Prize. She is currently Visiting Professor in Writing at the University of Falmouth. Former literary editor of the Independent on Sunday, Suzi Feay has been one of this country’s most astute critics for over twenty years. She is currently a guest lecturer at Brunel University.


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