The Authenticity Paradox

Roger Robinson

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Catherine O’Flynn, Sathnam Sanghera, Roger Robinson and Afua Hirsch

Authenticity in storytelling is highly prized: as readers we like to feel we’re being given special access to the truth. But does this place an unfair burden on those writers who are also expected to speak on behalf of the cultural groups they’re seen to represent? Is there an implicit pressure for them to write in particular voices, on particular subjects and in particular genres? Examining the paradox of authenticity, our panel includes: author Catherine O’Flynn - whose What Was Lost won the Costa First Novel Prize - journalist, memoirist, and Times columnist Sathnam Sanghera, Trinidadian writer and performer Roger Robinson, and journalist and human rights development worker Afua Hirsch.


In association with Spread the Word and Flight 1000


Name: The Authenticity Paradox
Where: Conference Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £10.00
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