Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:11 pm by M. in , ,    No comments
A press release from the Brontë Parsonage Museum:

Novelist Sarah Waters will be making a visit to Haworth this month, to speak about her work as part of the Brontë Parsonage Museum’s contemporary arts programme. The talk takes place on Saturday 28 November at 6pm at the West Lane Baptist Centre, Haworth, and is part of a special day of creative writing events being held in Haworth in conjunction with Mslexia magazine. Mslexia is a magazine for women who write.

Sarah Waters was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize for her most recent novel The Little Stranger, and it is this novel that she will be speaking about, as well as her writing career.
Sarah Waters is an incredibly popular writer and we feel very honoured that she has agreed to come and speak here as part of the museum’s contemporary arts programme. She has in the past described herself as an admirer of the Brontës, so it will be extra special to hear her talk about her work in such an important, and atmospheric, literary setting. (Jenna Holmes, Arts Officer)
About Sarah Waters: Sarah Waters was born in Wales in 1966. She has a PhD in English Literature and has been an associate lecturer with the Open University. She has won a Betty Trask Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, was named Author of the Year three times in 2003 and was also chosen as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in that year. Fingersmith won the CWA Ellis Peters Dagger Award for Historical Crime Fiction and the South Bank Show Award for Literature. Sarah Waters has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize three times and Fingersmith and The Night Watch were shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Tipping the Velvet, Affinity and Fingersmith have all been adapted for television. The Night Watch is currently in development with the BBC.

Tickets are £8 and can be booked from the Brontë Parsonage Museum by contacting the Arts Officer: jenna.holmes@bronte.org.uk / 01535 640188.
EDIT: Also in The Telegraph & Argus.

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