Re-telling Pride and Prejudice
16 May 2017, 12:30 - 13:15
- The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
This event is part of the British Academy's Literature Week 2017
Acclaimed author Jo Baker introduces Longbourn, her re-telling of Pride and Prejudice from the servants’ perspective. In this talk, she will discuss why she chose to re-invent a beloved classic and how she went about creating a compelling new tale without alienating Austen fans.
Jo Baker is the author of six novels, most recently Longbourn and A Country Road, A Tree. She has also written for BBC Radio 4, and her short stories have been included in a number of anthologies.
Free, booking required
Media partner: Londonist
Image credit: Longbourn, Jo Baker, Penguin Random House UK
As this event is free, not everyone who registers for tickets will attend. To make sure we have a full house we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.