Mon 1 January 0001 - Wed 4 March 2020
The Leeds Library
Leeds Lit Fest presents
Origins and Endings:Origins. British Council funded International Writer in Residence Diane Cook from the USA opens Leeds Lit Fest on the theme of Origins and Endings, showcasing her work and exploring the role of the writer in contemporary society. How does speculative and apocalyptic fiction have its origins in the present? Why is it important for writers to imagine our world as it could be, for better or worse?
Diane Cook is the author of the novel, The New Wilderness, and the story collection, Man v Nature which was a finalist for the Guardian First Book Award, the Believer Book Award, and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction.
Diane will be in conversation with Susan Watkins. Susan is Professor of Women’s Writing in the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities at Leeds Beckett University. She has written books on the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Doris Lessing, on twentieth-century women’s writing, and on scandalous fictions, and her current book, in press with Palgrave, is about contemporary women’s post-apocalyptic fiction.
This event is a partnership event with Leeds Lit Fest and Leeds Beckett University and supported by The British Council.
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