Louise Doughty

BWLF: Women Writing Today

with Bidisha, Louise Doughty, Meena Kandasamy and Jenny Landreth

Festival of Ideas/
Sat 17 March 2018

BWLF: Women Writing Today

with Bidisha, Louise Doughty, Meena Kandasamy and Jenny Landreth

Louise Doughty
Sat 17 March 2018,

Join writer, broadcaster and journalist Bidisha, as she speaks to some of the UK’s leading contemporary writers as they discuss their work in a lively and inspiring panel discussion.

Louise Doughty (pictured) is one of the UK’s most successful modern novelists. Her most recent novel, Black Water, was published in 2016 and was chosen as one of the New York Times’ Most Notable Books of the Year. Her novel Apple Tree Yard was adapted into a hugely successful BBC drama starring Emily Watson.

Jenny Landreth’s joyous celebration of women swimming, Swell: A Water Biography, was published to great acclaim in 2017. She’ll discuss the process of bringing to life a forgotten aspect of sporting history, while weaving in memoir and the voices of modern women.

Meena Kandasamy is a poet and novelist. Her poetry collections Touch and Ms Militancy combine her love of language and her passion for social justice. In 2017 her second novel, When I Hit You: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Wife drew upon her own experiences of domestic violence to create an extraordinary read.

Part of Bristol Women’s Literature Festival. The Bristol Women’s Literature Festival is presented in partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas, Watershed and Bristol Women’s Voice.

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