The BBC National Short Story Award returns to Small Wonder with an exclusive event ahead of the announcement of the 2017 winner. BBC Radio’s Editor of Books and longstanding judge of the Award Di Speirs will be in conversation with two fellow judges, authors Joanna Trollope whose 20th novel, City of Friends, was published this year, and Jon McGregor, plus shortlisted writers announced live on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row on 15 September.
Expect a revealing discussion about judging the Award and opportunities for short story writers on the BBC; readings by judges and shortlisted writers and the opportunity to ask questions. Participating shortlisted writers will be announced on the Charleston website in mid-September.
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16 November 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.
Joanna, who updated Sense and Sensibility in 2013, describes what it was like to take a novel written in 1809 and make it as relevant and sharply observant to contemporary readers.
Joanna Trollope will be in conversation about City of Friends on Saturday 22nd July in the Gorse Tent – approximate timing 11am. Buy tickets here.
Joanna Trollope In Conversation Yvette Huddleston
Last week, Joana made headlines after she appeared to berate JK Rowling and other writers for their use of Twitter. As she now explains in the interview: “For anyone who wants to be on Twitter, it’s absolutely fine, and I want you to emphasise that I’m not in the least critical of anybody who uses it,” she says firmly. “I just say that I don’t. I think for JK Rowling, it’s different because her readership is comprised of children, young adults and adults and they’re fascinated by it…..Obviously, it would be very useful for me [as a writer] to be fascinated by it, but I’m not,” she says. “The aim of my novels isn’t to tell people what to think or to tell them how I think, it’s to get the conversation going.”
As part of the interview in the Telegraph, Linda mentions that, in July, Joanna appear at the Curious Arts Festival in Hampshire (“like a music festival with books added – it’s like being a rock star!”), and part of her discussion will be her latest novel, City of Friends. Click to Read More… about Joanna’s life, her writing and her views.
Why not join Joanna and Erin Kelly on 4th May 2017 – 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at The Kingsway Hall Hotel, Covent Garden? Enjoy a lovely lunch and listen to Joanna talk about her new bestseller, City of Friends. Click here for more information
Joanna will be talking about her new book, City of Friends, on April 12th at 8pm in The Croft Hall, Hungerford.
Buy your event ticket (normally £6) and copy of City of Friends (normally £18.99) for a special price of just £21. Then bring your new book along to event to have it signed by Joanna herself!
Joanna’s bestselling book, City of Friends, is her twentieth novel. A group of women have been friends since university, but these career women all have personal problems of their own, and when Stacey’s redundancy forces a betrayal to emerge that was supposed to remain secret, their long cherished friendships will be pushed to their limits … For more information, Click Here.
Chorleywood Bookshop hosts an evening with the author who still writes longhand Joanna Trollope OBE
Date Tuesday 28th March
Venue The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG Doors open: 7pm Start: 7.30pm
On March 25th, at The Pavilion Theatre, in Dún Laoghaire, Joanna Trollope will be in conversation with Paula Shields. Join Joanna as she talks about her new book, City of Friends. and her writing life. Click Here for more information.