Writing Herstory with Hope Adams and Alix Nathan

Date:  Saturday, 11th June 2022

Venue:  Montgomery Town Hall

Time:  3.00-3.45pm

Tickets:  £8.00

Fiction based on real or imagined historical events continues to populate the bestseller lists and resonate with a wide range of readers. At the same time, our thinking about history is increasingly taking into account the once-forgotten perspective of the women who have lived through both ordinary and extraordinary times.

Join novelists Hope Adams and Alix Nathan as they talk about why they have chosen historical events and themes for their recent writing and the particular joys and challenges of doing so from a female perspective.

Hope Adams is the pseudonym of Adèle Geras who has published more than 100 books for readers of all ages. She’s written six adult novels under her own name and has adopted her pseudonym for a different kind of book, based on real historical events and characters, including 2021’s Dangerous Women. Born in Jerusalem in 1944 and educated at Roedean School and St Hilda’s College, Oxford, she lives in Great Shelford, just outside Cambridge and plays for The North in BBC 4’s Round Britain Quiz. Her hobbies are reading, knitting and watching far too much tv.

Alix Nathan was born in London and educated there and at York University. She has lived in Norwich, Munich, Philadelphia, Birkenhead and now in the Welsh Marches. She has published three children’s books and written about Christina Rossetti and the 18th century writer and notorious beauty, Mary Robinson. More recently, she has concentrated on adult fiction, her short stories appearing in Ambit, London Magazine, New Welsh Review and read on Radio 4.  Her collection of short fiction, His Last Fire, was published 2014, followed by the novels The Flight of Sarah Battle (2015), The Warlow Experiment (2019) and her latest, Sea Change, in 2021.

Session kindly sponsored by Destination Montgomery

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