Joanne Harris: Food in Fiction

15 April Joanne Harris Food in Fiction

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How do you write about the sensuality of food in fiction?

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How do you write about the sensuality of food in fiction? Author of Chocolat Joanne Harris reflects on her work and the place of food in her novels, including her new book, The Strawberry Thief, the compelling and long-awaited new Chocolat novel, published 20 years after the original bestseller.

Joanne Harris is in conversation with James Runcie, author of ‘The Grantchester Mysteries’ and The Discovery of Chocolate.

Joanne Harris is an Anglo-French writer, whose books include 14 novels, two cookbooks and many short stories. Her work is extremely diverse, covering aspects of magic realism, suspense, historical fiction, mythology and fantasy. In 2000, her 1999 novel Chocolat was adapted for the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. Chocolat has sold over a million copies in the UK alone and was a global bestseller. She is an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine’s College, Cambridge, and was awarded an MBE.

James Runcie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of 11 novels which have been translated all over the world. Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death, the first in 'The Grantchester Mysteries' series, was published in 2012. In October 2014, ITV/PBS launched Grantchester, a prime-time series starring James Norton as Sidney Chambers, with the second season airing in March 2016, and a third in the autumn of 2017. The fourth series will air in early 2019. In May 2016, James Runcie became Commissioning Editor for Arts at BBC Radio 4. He lives in London and Scotland. His latest novel is The Road to Grantchester.

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Image: Joanne Harris courtesy of Kyte Photography


Name: Joanne Harris: Food in Fiction
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