The Writer’s Life: Artemis Cooper, Lara Feigel, Maya Jasanoff, Nicholas Shakespeare, Moderated By Sarah Churchwell

Writers who write about writers… The panel was a leading line-up of literary biographers discussing the life and work of their subjects and laying it down in prose. Moderator Sarah Churchwell, biographer of legendary writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe, joked that whilst writing about Fitzgerald, the constant voice in her head… Read more »

Footloose: Nicholas Shakespeare, Isabella Tree, Robyn Davidson And Cheryl Strayed, Moderated By William Dalrymple

The much-admired group of travel writers read extracts from their books, and the eclectic mix of styles itself demonstrated the fluidity of the genre of ‘travel writing’. The readings also demonstrated that travel writing is at heart about storytelling. Nicholas Shakespeare read from Bruce Chatwin, his biography on one of the most famous travel writers of all time, and… Read more »