Writers in Conversation talks

This popular strand of talks pairs authors to talk about their writing lives. Anything and everything is up for discussion in these lively and enlightening events.

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Penelope Lively & Philip Pullman

Chaired by Daniel Hahn, this Writers In Conversation sees Penelope Lively and Philip Pullman spend an hour discussing writing without a plan, writing with a plan and the changing landscape of publishing in the digital age.

Antony Beevor & Lady Antonia Fraser

Chaired by Anne Sebba, this Writers In Conversation features Antony Beevor and Lady Antonia Fraser.

Hilary Mantel & Fay Weldon

Chaired by Nell Leyshon, this Writers In Conversation features Hilary Mantel and Fay Weldon.