The Dark is Rising and Other Stories: Susan Cooper and Natalie Haynes in Conversation

Susan Cooper and Natalie Haynes
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Are you afraid of the dark?

This event takes place in the British Library 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. Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.

In a colossus of a keynote event, the British Library’s Fantasy season opens with two hugely influential writers in discussion on the genre.

Susan Cooper, best known for The Dark is Rising series, talks to Natalie Haynes, aka the ‘rock-star mythologist’.

Doors and Bar open at 17:30.

Followed by a book signing.

Half price tickets available for British Library Members, students, under 26s and other concession groups.

Susan Cooper is author of the classic five-book sequence The Dark is Rising, marking its 50th anniversary this year and the winner of a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor Award, and two Carnegie Honor Awards. Born in England, she was a reporter for the Sunday Times before moving to the US. Her writing includes books for children and adults, a Broadway play, films, and Emmy-nominated screenplays. In 2012, Susan was given the Margaret A. Edwards Award and in 2013 she received the World Fantasy Award for life achievement. Her most recent titles are The Word Pirates and The Shortest Day. Susan lives and writes in Marshfield, Massachusetts.

Natalie Haynes is the author of The Amber Fury, shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize; The Children of Jocasta; A Thousand Ships (shortlisted for the Women’s Prize), and Stone Blind, a re-telling of the Medusa story (long listed for the Women’s Prize). Her non-fiction works are The Ancient Guide to Modern Life and Pandora’s Jar. She has written and presented seven series of the BBC Radio 4 show, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for The Classics. In 2015, she was awarded the Classical Association Prize for her work in bringing Classics to a wider audience. In her newest work, Divine Might Natalie returns to the world of Greek myth, examining the role of the goddesses. 

This event accompanies our exhibition Fantasy: Realms of Imagination, supported by:

Wayland Games   

If you’re attending in person, please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start time of this event. 

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Name: The Dark is Rising and Other Stories: Susan Cooper and Natalie Haynes in Conversation
Where: Pigott Theatre
The Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: From £3.25 – £14
Concessions available
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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