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Past EventsSunday, February 24

Naomi Alderman: The Liar’s Gospel

Naomi Alderman
Giles Fraser

Naomi Alderman, one of the most exciting writers of her generation, explores the inception of a religion in her latest novel. She unravels the story of Yehoshuah, a Jew who wanders Roman-occupied Judea giving sermons and healing the sick. One year after his death, four narrators – his mother, best friend, the High Priest and a rebel leader – offer their own versions of events “…and either something miraculous happened, or someone lied”.

Naomi Alderman is a multi-award winning author and games writer. Her first novel Disobedience won the 2006 Orange New Writers Award. It was read on Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime, as was her second novel, The Lessons. She has guest-presented Front Row on Radio 4 and writes regularly for Prospect and The Guardian.  

Giles Fraser is priest-in-charge at St Mary’s church, Newington, South London and former Canon Chancellor of St. Paul’s Cathedral. He writes the column Loose Canon in the Guardian. 

 

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