Food in Fiction

Sarah Winman and Kate Young

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Bestselling author Sarah Winman with award-winning cookbook writer Kate Young

This event takes place in the British Library Theatre and will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person, or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up. In-person ticket bookers will also be sent a bonus link to the online event. Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.

The online version of this event will be live captioned.

Kate Young returns to the Food Season after her hugely successful talk last year on food in crime fiction. This time she is in conversation with novelist Sarah Winman as they look together at how authors use food in building character, place and narrative; especially through the lens of Sarah bestselling latest novel Still Life which uses food brilliantly to convey life in London and Florence from the 1940s to 70s.

Sarah Winman is an award-winning writer and the author of best-sellers When God was a Rabbit, A Year of Marvellous Ways, and Tin Man. Her most recent, Still Life, was published in June 2021. Sarah has won many awards including New Writer of the Year in the Galaxy National Book Awards, the inaugural InWords Literary Award and the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards fiction prize.

Kate Young is an award-winning food writer, cook and bookworm. Her Little Library Cookbooks (The Little Library Cookbook, The Little Library Year, and The Little Library Christmas) feature food inspired by beloved works of literature. She has written about food, books, sexuality, and dungarees for various publications, including the Guardian, Prospect Magazine, Slightly Foxed, Stylist, delicious, and Waitrose Magazine. After a sunny Australian childhood, spent indoors reading books, she moved to London, which suited her much better. She is now based in the English countryside.

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Name: Food in Fiction
Where: Knowledge Centre
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96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £13.00
Member: £13.00
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Disabled: £6.50
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Young Person (18-25): £6.50
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