Dystopian literature in our time

Mon 9 Dec 2019, 18:30 - 20:00

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

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This event is part of the British Academy's season on Utopia or Dystopia - Imagining Futures

A new wave of female authors is turning to dystopian fiction at a time of ongoing political turmoil and growing fears of civil unrest. With narratives exploring environmental disaster, oppression, loneliness and more, these dark imaginings often blur the line between reality and imagination. But can these bleak and twisted worlds help us to understand our own? Join leading authors Season Butler, Francesca Haig and Sophie Mackintosh as they discuss their work, inspiration and the widespread appeal of the dystopian genre today. 

Season Butler, author of Cygnet
Francesca Haig, author of The Fire Sermon trilogy
Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure

Chair: Caroline Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Birkbeck, University of London

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