THINKING OUT LOUD: Philippa Gregory on The Art of Writing History as Fiction.

THINKING OUT LOUD: Philippa Gregory on The Art of Writing History as Fiction.

Date: Sunday, January 15 2017.

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle.

In this insightful talk, Philippa Gregory talks about why she chooses to write her stories in a fictional form, and how she believes this form describes inner experiences, psychology and emotion best. She will demonstrate how historical fiction – a hybrid form – takes the historical record and turns it inside out, the inner world explaining the outer record.

She will discuss what this means for her research and how she manages speculation – which can usually be found in straight history books too.

For anyone interested in Gregory’s work and the incredible flowering of Historical Fiction in our time, these insights from one of the form’s master practitioners, will enhance your reading of this bestselling genre.

“Philippa Gregory is truly the mistress of the historical novel. It would be hard to make history more entertaining, lively or engaging” – Sunday Express.

SLT Telecom is happy to be associated with Philippa Gregory’s visit to the Festival. Her travel is sponsored by Sri Lankan Airlines.

Event Ticket: Rs.1,000 / Available: 250

Access With: Event Ticket / Festival Pass

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