Explore water in literature
Leonardo da Vinci dedicated much of his time to the study of water and its motion. We explore water in literature and its imaginative power with a panel including Caroline Crampton, author of The Way to the Sea, and prize-winning author Edward Platt, whose book The Great Flood publishes later this year.
Caroline Crampton is a writer, editor and podcaster who contributes regularly to the Guardian, the Mail on Sunday and the New Statesman. She has appeared as a broadcaster on Newsnight, Sky News and BBC Radio 4. The Way to the Sea is her first book.
Edward Platt was born in 1968 and lives in London. His first book, Leadville, won a Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. He is also the author of The City of Abraham, a journey through Hebron, the only place in the West Bank where Palestinians and Israelis lived side by side. His latest book, The Great Flood which considers representations of the flood in literature and mythology will be published by Picador in October 2019.
Image: Caroline Crampton © Nadine Lee Photography