London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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Past Events

Past EventsThursday, February 26

The Writer’s Craft

Upstairs at the Party, Linda Grant

A D Miller
Linda Grant
Chair: Charlotte Mendelson

Linda Grant and AD Miller, together with Charlotte Mendelson, discuss the creative process – how they arrive at their ideas and characters or, perhaps, how ideas and characters come to them. Both Linda Grant’s The Clothes on their Backs and AD Miller’s Snowdrops were shortlisted for the Man Booker prize; their new novels, Linda’s Upstairs at the Party and Andrew’s The Faithful Couple, explore the unfolding of friendships over several decades. Award-winning novelist Charlotte Mendelson, whose most recent book is Almost English, will moderate the event. Come and hear these three superb writers on the art of writing.

Linda Grant writes both fiction and non-fiction. When I Lived in Modern Times won the Orange Prize and The Clothes on Their Backs, shortlisted for the Man Booker, won the South Bank Show Award.

AD Miller is currently The Economist’s writer at large, having in the past been the journal’s Russia correspondent, based in Moscow. His first novel Snowdrops was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize.

Charlotte Mendelson is an award-winning author and journalist. She reviews for the major broadsheets and teaches creative writing for The Guardian. Her previous novels include Daughters of Jerusalem and When We Were Bad.

 

Experience the event as it happened:

Audio

The Faithful Couple, A. D. Miller

Linda Grant

A.D. Miller, © Author's Own

Charlotte Mendelson

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.