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How a Novel Evolves, and Other Stories

hosted by Laura Radbourne

Arts Building, Main Lecture Theatre

Start: Friday, 27 Apr 2012 16:00

End: Friday, 27 Apr 2012 17:00

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  • 'How a Novel Evolves, and Other Stories'

    Humans have evolved as narrative creatures, and the novel evolved to make human sense of a newly random world. In this talk, novelist Emma Darwin explores how writing a novel is an evolutionary process too: characters compete to be the fittest to embody a story, but cooperate to make it move forward; authors cooperate on a Festival platform and compete on the bookshop tables; and above all the novel evolves fastest in the liminal area between the researched facts and the creative imagination. Emma will also be reading from her work, and her books will be available for buying and signing.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT, CONTRARY TO WHAT WE ORIGINALLY STATED (ABOVE), IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO BUY EMMA'S BOOKS AT THE LECTURE.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE EMMA TO SIGN A BOOK FOR YOU, PLEASE PRE-BUY YOUR COPY FROM WATERSTONE'S ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (THEY HAVE ENSURED THAT THEY HAVE EXTRA COPIES IN STOCK).  PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR THIS CHANGE.

    WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE LECTURE!

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    University of Birmingham Edgabaston B15 2TT Birmingham United Kingdom
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