27th June 2019 – Royal Society of Literature event with Jeanette Winterson

Literature Matters: Breaking Ground

Date: Saturday 27th June 2019 – 3pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Knowledge Centre
British Library
96 Euston Road
United Kingdom

In a 2015 article for The Guardian, Val McDermid, one of the UK’s most celebrated crime writers, wrote: ‘When people lose trust in politicians, they need to find it elsewhere. Maybe, because they trust writers to tell some kind of truth buried in the fictions, we’re being listened to in a way we rarely have before.’ In this event, Val is joined by Jeanette Winterson to reflect on the ways in which crime fiction has developed over the last half century, how what we read shapes the people we are, and whether we should all be listening more closely to writers.


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