Virginia Woolf: The Making of Fiction at Richmond Old Town Hall
Literary Event, Wed 23 Nov 2016
020 8831 6000
Whittaker Ave, Richmond,
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Virginia Woolf: The Making of FictionA talk by Frances Spalding
Virginia Woolf wrote a series of novels – 'Jacob’s Room', 'Mrs Dalloway', 'To the Lighthouse' and 'The Waves' – which challenged the purpose and shape of the traditional novel. This talk, brought to the festival in partnership with local independent publisher, Aurora Metro, explores her lifelong fascination with the fabric and fabrication of fiction and suggests why she continues to be a powerful influence on novelists today.
Frances Spalding is a biographer, critic and art historian. She curated the exhibition Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision at the National Portrait Gallery in 2014 and was awarded a C.B.E. for services to Literature in 2005.
The talk will be followed by the award of The Virginia Prize for Fiction, launched by Aurora Metro in 2009 to promote new and emerging women novelists. This year the prize is being awarded to Dipika Mukherjee’s for her novel 'Shambala Junction'. Mukherjee’s debut novel was long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize then published as 'Thunder Demons'.
This evening will also see the launch of a campaign to erect a statue of Virginia Woolf
in Richmond upon Thames.
|Wed 23 Nov 2016||19:00|
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