‘Why Do We Need Fantasy Fiction?’ Panel Event

A Literary Leicester event

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Nov 14, 2015
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM


Peter Williams Lecture Theatre

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World-renowned local fantasy fiction author, Graham Joyce, died this year. 2015 was also the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland and the 60th of the completion of The Lord of the Rings. Join us as we ask ‘Why Do We Need Fantasy Fiction?’

A panel event with biographer Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, who wrote this year’s bestselling biography of Lewis Carroll and ‘Alice’; Stuart Lee, who has written may books on Tolkien’s Middle Earth; and Juliet E. McKenna, fantasy author and founder of ‘The Write Fantastic’, which promotes science fiction and fantasy writing. Chaired by Professor Farah Mendlesohn, who won the 2005 Hugo Award for The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction.

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