About This Event
The narrative voice is hard to capture but vital to the success of any novel – from the first person to the third person, the narrator guides and leads us - and sometimes deceives us - as we read. Sarah Dillon will be joined by the novelist Richard Beard, whose memoir The Day That Went Missing was published to great acclaim last year. They’ll be discussing the literary voice: first, third or rarely seen second person narrators, comic narrators and slippery unreliable narrators. Illustrated with a selection of readings by Fenella Woolgar, Sarah and Richard will investigate some of the best voices in fiction
Edited version broadcast on BBC Radio 3 during tonight's interval.
Booking is not required for this event. Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis (doors open from 30 minutes before the event begins; capacity is limited).
List of titles:
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
The Divers Clothes Lie Empty – Vendela Vida
Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon
Room by Emma Donaghue
The Day That Went Missing by Richard Beard